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Charges of inefficiency or misconduct may be filed with the secretary of the commission
by a superior officer or by the appointing authority, and thereupon the commission shall try the
charges after no less than ten days' written notice to the accused. Such notice shall set forth the
charges as filed. The trial of these charges shall be open to the public and each commissioner
shall have the power to issue subpoenas and to administer oaths and to compel the attendance and
testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to the investigation. The
commission shall require by subpoena the attendance of any witness requested by the accused
who can be found in the county in which such city is located. The commission may make
complaint to the district court of disobedience of its subpoenas or orders under this section, and
the court shall prescribe notice to the person accused and require the accused person to obey the
commission's subpoena and order, if found within the lawful powers of the commission, and
punish disobedience as a contempt of court. Witnesses shall be entitled to the same fees and
mileage as for attendance upon the district court, except that any officer, agent, or employee of the
city who receives compensation for services, shall not be entitled to fees or mileage.
History: (1933-58) 1929 c 299 s 11; 1959 c 694 s 4; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1986 c 444

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