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Penal Code - PEN
PART 2 - OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
TITLE 1 - OF THE PREVENTION OF PUBLIC OFFENSES
CHAPTER 5 - Suppression of Riots
CA Penal Code § 726 (2016) What's This?
726. Where any number of persons, whether armed or not, are unlawfully or riotously assembled, the sheriff of the county and his or her deputies, the officials governing the town or city, or any of them, must go among the persons assembled, or as near to them as possible, and command them, in the name of the people of the state, immediately to disperse.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 931, Sec. 355. Effective September 28, 1998.)
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