Senate approves audio recording grand jury proceedings

Senate met July 4 to consider the measure that requires recording of testimony in Multnomah, Deschutes and Jackson counties by March 1.

The Oregon Senate voted 21-to-7 Tuesday, July 4, to require audio recordings of grand jury proceedings.

The bill modernizes the state’s more than 150-year-old handwritten record-keeping process by requiring county district attorneys to electronically audio record grand jury proceedings and maintain and store copies of the recordings.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – Senate approves audio recording grand jury proceedings