2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 17-7-52 (2010)
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 7 - PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 3 - INDICTMENTS
§ 17-7-52 - Procedure for indictment of peace officer for crime in performance of duties; notification; rights of officer
17-7-52. Procedure for indictment of peace officer for crime in performance of duties; notification; rights of officer
(a) Before an indictment against a present or former peace officer charging the officer with a crime which is alleged to have occurred while he or she was in the performance of his or her duties is returned by a grand jury, the officer shall be notified of the contemplated action by the district attorney of the county wherein the grand jury shall convene and the officer shall be afforded the rights provided in Code Section 45-11-4.
(b) The requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section shall apply to all prosecutions, whether for misdemeanors or felonies, and no such prosecution shall proceed either in state or superior court without a grand jury indictment.
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