ORS 146.155¹
Inquest proceedings

(1) The six members of the jury of inquest shall be sworn by the district attorney to:

(a) Inquire into who the deceased person was, when and where the deceased person came to death, the cause of death and the manner of death.

(b) Give a true verdict thereof according to the evidence produced during the inquest.

(2) The district attorney shall subpoena as a witness any person who the district attorney believes has knowledge of facts relevant and material to the inquiry. The jury of inquest may request but may not require that other persons be subpoenaed.

(3) The district attorney shall examine each witness as to all facts which the district attorney deems relevant and material to the inquiry. After examination by the district attorney, the members of the jury may inquire of the witness provided that their examination is relevant and material.

(4) When the examination of witnesses is closed, the district attorney shall advise the jury as to their duty under law, and as to questions of law arising from the facts or posed by the jury.

(5) After having been advised of law, the jury shall retire to deliberate and to arrive at its verdict.

(6) The verdict shall be delivered to the district attorney. [1973 c.408 §23]

Chapter 146

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 2-10 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 146—Investigations of Deaths, Injuries and Missing Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors146.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 146, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano146.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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