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Chapter 5. Police Department

Sec. 5-04. Power of arrest.

The chief of police or any police officer may arrest or issue a citation to any person in the city found in the act of violating any law or ordinance of the city or state or aiding or abetting in such violation; and they shall arrest without warrant any person whom they have reasonable grounds to believe has violated any law or ordinance and who will not be apprehended unless immediately arrested; and, if appropriate, shall take any arrested person in charge and confine him; and shall within a reasonable time bring any confined person before the court having jurisdiction thereof to be dealt with according to law.

(Code 1982, 4.04)