OPS Board President Faces Complaint
Omaha, NE - The Omaha School Board President is under fire again, this time from the Douglas County Republican Party.
The party plans to file a complaint against Freddie Gray on Friday.
The complaint alleges current OPS School Board President Gray has had numerous conflicts of interest, but has continued to vote on expenses with disregard to those conflicts which they believe violates the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act.
"Freddie Gray continued to vote and participate for those organizations," said DCRP spokesperson Bruce Dickes.
The GOP questions more than $65,000 worth of expenditures to the United Way, Girls Inc., and Impact One.
They believe Gray should have removed herself from the vote, because Gray's Husband, Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray, has served on the boards of those organizations.
Councilman Gray told Action 3 News Thursday night, he received no money personally and the attack is a witch hunt.
"The fact of the matter is I've done nothing wrong and my wife has done nothing wrong," said Gray. "This is an attempt to try and make people look bad, and come specifically after two people who are dedicated to this community and getting work done."
Meantime the Douglas County Democratic Party stands behind both Gray's.
"A smear campaign not only of Freddie Gray, but of her husband Ben and it's purely political and the OPS kids suffer," said DCDP Chairman Kris Pierce.
An OPS spokesperson told Action 3 News, the expenses awarded to the three groups have to deal with before and after school programs.
Members of the OPS Board Action 3 News spoke with said they had not seen the complaint, and at this time are not able to comment.