Ordinance 128

ReadAboutContentsVersionsHelp
1

1

This page is not transcribed, please help transcribe this page

2

2

arrests without as well as with warrants for any violations of or offences against any Ordinance of said city, for which an arrest is authorized. Sec. 2. -- That it shall be the duty of all persons making arrests in said city, to bring the person or persons as soon as practicable before some court having jurisdiction of the offence charged within said city, and make a proper complaint, so as to vest said court with jurisdiction to hear and determine said cause. Sec. 3. -- It shall be the duty of all police officers of said city whenever they have reasonable cause to suspect that any Ordinance of said city has been or is being violated by any person or persons, to investigate the matter without delay and if the evidence renders it probable that some one or more persons are guilty of having violated one or more of the Ordinances of said city which provide for punishment on arrest, it shall be the duty of said officer having such information, to arrest, or cause the arrest of such suspected person without delay, and bring them [him} before the proper court for investigation or trial, and to make and enter proper complaints in such cases. Sect. 4. -- No police officer shall be or become an active partizan in politics, nor in any way meddle with the private concerns of citizens outside of the line of his duties as such officer. Sec. 5 -- No officer shall receive directly or

Last edit 2 months ago by pattijones
3

3

indirectly, any money or other property or thing of value, for services of any kind rendered by him while a member of the police force of the City of Seattle, except his regular monthly pay and such fees as are allowed by law, and which may be actually paid in in money by parties adjudged to pay costs for violation of city Ordinances. Provided, nevertheless, the Mayor may give any officer a written permit to receive money or other property or thing of value while on the police force; and if the officer shall have such permit before he receives any such money or other property or thing of value, he shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section to the extent granted by such permit. Sec. 6 - No police officer shall make use of any threatening or provoking language, or be guilty of any threatening or provoking acts toward any person or property within said city, beyond what may be required or proper in the exercise of his official duties. Sec. 7 - Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance, on conviction thereof before any court having jurisdiction thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in any sum not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, and stand committed until the fine and costs are paid or they [he] be otherwise discharged according to law. Sec. 8 - This Ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after five days from the date of its first publication. I

Last edit 8 months ago by Guest User
All 3 records