2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5541 - Posse comitatus; penalty for refusal to assist

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5541 (2017)

§5541. Posse comitatus; penalty for refusal to assist

A. Every sheriff may call for the aid and command the services of every able bodied inhabitant of his parish to preserve the peace in cases of riot, to execute a process of court in cases where resistance is made or threatened. No person shall refuse to render such assistance.

B. Whoever violates this Section may be punished by fine, at the discretion of the court, not exceeding twenty-five dollars.

Redesignated from R.S. 33:1436 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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