2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2154 - Powers of clerks and constables; constables of First and Second City Courts of New Orleans

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2154 (2017)

§2154. Powers of clerks and constables; constables of First and Second City Courts of New Orleans

            A. In civil matters, the clerks and constables of the city courts of New Orleans have the same powers and duties as provided by the applicable provisions of law for clerks and marshals of city courts generally.

            B.(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the constables of the First and Second City Courts of New Orleans and their deputies, under the direction and control of the constables, shall have the same power to make arrests in and upon the property within the jurisdiction of the constables' offices and shall have all the powers of sheriffs as a peace officer in all places and on all premises under the jurisdiction and control of the constables, including execution of the mandates of the court.

            (2) Any person arrested by a deputy of the constables shall be forthwith surrendered or delivered to the sheriff of the parish of Orleans. However, this shall in no way prevent the New Orleans city police or the sheriff of the parish of Orleans or a deputy thereof from making arrests.

            (3) The constables shall make rules and regulations for the conduct, management, and control of their deputies and shall from time to time enlarge, modify, or change such rules and regulations in their discretion.

            Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961.; Acts 2015, No. 461, §2, eff. July 1, 2015.

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