Grand jury inquiry costs mount

The costs of a grand jury inquiry into the release of Deschutes County district attorney’s records are mounting as the investigation enters its third week.

County officials are preparing to hire an outside attorney to advise them on the investigation because they believe their legal department is the target of the grand jury. Meanwhile, county staff spent 87 hours gathering records they were ordered to provide to the grand jury last week, according to information the county released Tuesday.

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