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Section 2-403 Investigation of Offices.

The Mayor may at any time, with or without notice, investigate in person, or through one or more competent persons appointed by the Mayor for the purpose, the offices and accounts of any department of the City or of any employee, and the official acts and conduct of any official or employee in the administrative service of the City, and the money, securities and property belonging to the City in the possession or charge of such department, officer or employee. For the purpose of ascertaining facts in connection with these examinations, the Mayor shall have full power to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses, to administer oaths, and to examine such persons as he or she may deem necessary, and to compel the production of books, papers, and other evidence. Willful false swearing in such investigations and examinations shall be perjury, and punishable as such. The expense of any such investigation shall be paid out of the General Fund, in the same manner as other claims against the City are paid. The result of all such examinations and investigations shall be reported to the Council, and such report be filed with the Auditor. [Ch. 1903, sec. 152; rev. 1914, sec. 61; 1928 pub., sec. 61; 1942 recod., sec. 2-303; rev. Nov. 6, 1962.]