OUJI-CR 12-6

GRAND JURY -- INQUIRY INTO ACTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS

As a grand jury you have a duty to inquire into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of public officers of every description in [Name of County] County or any of its subdivisions.

Any public officer, not subject to impeachment, whether elected or appointed to any governmental office under the laws of Oklahoma may be removed from office for any of the following causes:

FIRST: Habitual or willful neglect of duty.

SECOND: Gross partiality in office.

THIRD: Oppression in office.

FOURTH: Corruption in office.

FIFTH: Extortion or willful overcharge of fees in office.

SIXTH: Willful maladministration.

SEVENTH: Habitual drunkenness.

EIGHTH: Failure to produce and account for all public funds and property in his hands at any settlement or inspection authorized or required by law.

Any public officer may be removed or ousted from office for any act of commission or omission or neglect which may be committed, done or omitted during his present, or any previous or preceding term in such office.

An Accusation in writing, charging an officer with any of the causes for removal as stated above may be presented to the Court. In the case of a State officer, an Accusation may be presented when such officer resides or has his office for the usual transaction of business in [Name of County] County.

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Statutory Authority: 22 O.S. 1991, §§ 338, 1181-1184.