2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 40 — Public health and safety
RS 40:1387 — Control of officers; municipalities


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§1387. Control of officers; municipalities

When a situation develops in a municipality which, in the judgment of the chief law enforcement official of such municipality, constitutes an emergency, then the said chief law enforcement officer of the municipality shall have the sole authority, command and control of all peace officers or police officers within the municipality during the said emergency; provided that the governor may supercede the chief law enforcement officer at any time during such emergency as he deems appropriate.

Amended by Acts 1958, No. 120, §1; Acts 1972, No. 386, §1; Acts 1974, No. 256, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.

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