2020 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 3 - Municipal Government
Chapter 52 - Municipal Police Departments
Subchapter 3 - Bill of Rights for Law Enforcement Officers
§ 14-52-302. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 14-52-302 (2020)

As used in this subchapter:

  1. (1) “Complainant” means the person or persons providing the information constituting the basis for official departmental charges alleging improper conduct;

  2. (2) “Formal proceeding” means a proceeding heard before any officer, committee, or other body of city government with the authority to take disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer;

  3. (3) “Law enforcement officer” means any public servant vested by law with a duty to maintain order or to make arrests for offenses; and

  4. (4) “Official departmental charges” means a written document from the chief of police or other lawful authority notifying the accused law enforcement officer that charges of misconduct have been made and setting forth the specifics of the alleged misconduct.

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