Opinion No. KP-0137
The Honorable Stephen Bret Tyler
Victoria County Criminal District Attorney
205 North Bridge Street, Suite 301
Victoria, Texas 77901
Re: Procedures for a grand jury to report its findings and the district clerk's obligations related to that report (RQ-0129-KP)
S U M M A R Y
The Legislature authorized grand juries to inquire into all offenses liable to indictment and report their findings by the return or rejection of an indictment.
As article 2.03(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not implicitly grant the grand jury additional authority to issue reports other than indictments, a district clerk has no legal obligation to accept a grand jury report prepared under article 2.03(a) as part of an investigation into official misconduct.
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Filed: March 21, 2017