2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1311 - Sheriff, constables, and deputies; powers of peace officers; exemption from liability

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:1311 (2017)

§1311. Sheriff, constables, and deputies; powers of peace officers; exemption from liability

            A. The sheriff for the parish of Orleans and his deputies are hereby granted the powers of peace officers when carrying out the duties of the court, and are authorized to require incarceration of the subject involved in any of the city, parish or state prisons, precinct stations, or houses of detention in the parish of Orleans. They shall be exempt from liability for their actions in the exercise of this power in the same manner and fashion as liability is excluded generally for peace officers of this state and political subdivisions.

            B. The constables of the First and Second City Courts of New Orleans and their deputies are hereby granted the powers of peace officers when acting under the direction and control of the constables and when carrying out the duties of the court, and are authorized to require incarceration of the subject involved in any of the city, parish or state prisons, precinct stations, or houses of detention in the parish of Orleans. They shall be exempt from liability for their actions in the exercise of this power in the same manner and fashion as liability is excluded generally for peace officers of this state and political subdivisions.

            Acts 1964, No. 381, §1; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 474, §§2 and 4(B)(2); Acts 2015, No. 461, §2, eff. July 1, 2015.

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