NC House Oversight Committee schedules 2nd hearing

SBI director Bob Schurmeier raises his hand to testify at an NC House Oversight and Reform hearing on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. North State Journal

RALEIGH — The House Oversight and Reform Committee invited key members of Gov. Roy Cooper’s staff and the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) general counsel to testify before the committee Tuesday, April 18. 

The hearing will further investigate allegations made in a hearing last month by SBI director Bob Schurmeier of the governor’s staff attempts to intimidate and control the independent law-enforcement agency, the committee’s leadership said in a statement. 

“Political interference compromises the credibility of the state’s top law enforcement agency,” Rep. Jake Johnson (R-Polk) said. “We look forward to hearing from the governor’s staff and others to bring light to the allegations of overreach.” 

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