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Assistant Investigators’ Office

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General Information:

There are 68 assistant investigators, who are divided into 5 investigation groups

Work and Functions:

The functions of assistant investigators are based on Article 66-3 of the Organic Law of Courts. Under the command of prosecutors, they are in charge of the following affairs:

1. Carrying out research, impoundment, examination and detention

2. Questioning the complainants, accusers, defendants, witnesses, and appraisers

3. Assisting the prosecutor in fulfilling the functions prescribed in Article 60 of the Organic Law of Courts

When carrying the Item 1 and Item 2, an assistant investigator is considered as a judicial police officer described in Paragraph 1 of Article 230 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Article 60 of the Organic Law of Courts provides that the prosecutor has the following functions:

1. Carrying out investigations, initiating an indictment, assisting with voluntary indictment, taking charge of voluntary indictment, and directing the execution of a criminal judgment

2. Implementing the functions prescribed by other laws

Article 218 (autopsy)

In case of a death not caused by a disease or being suspected of not being caused by a disease, the prosecutor may order an assistant investigator to have the company of a coroner or a forensic technician in the conduction of an examination. But if the prosecutor believes there is no foul play, he may ask a judicial police officer to do the examination with a forensic physician or a forensic technician.

After the examination is completed, the related records shall be submitted to the prosecutor immediately. If he finds it is suspect of a crime, he shall make the needed examination and investigation.

The assistant investigators of this Prosecutors Office are subject to the prosecutor’s command in carrying out the following duties:

1. Making searches, impoundments and detentions and monitoring communications with a court-issued warrant or a prosecutor-issued detention warrant or communications surveillance paper

2. Making examinations prescribed in Article 213 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

3. Questioning a complainant, an accuser, a defendant, or an appraiser

4. Reading or borrowing for reading the documents or articles on the strength of an official letter from the prosecutor

5. Assisting in analyzing and sorting out investigation data and documents

6. Participating in the consolidation and analysis of the files and data, and accompanying the prosecutor to attend the court

7.Helping the prosecutor to exercise his legal functions such as accepting complaints and conducting field examination and investigation

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