2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:574.17 - Kenner; power of elected municipal officials to parole or release persons in custody for violations of ordinances

§574.17. Kenner; power of elected municipal officials to parole or release persons in custody for violations of ordinances

A. Every elected municipal official of the city of Kenner may parole and authorize the release from custody of any person who is under arrest or in custody in the city of Kenner for the violation of any ordinance of the city of Kenner by notifying the head or acting head of the parish or municipal law enforcement agency holding the person to be released.

B. The notice from the elected official may be verbal if the elected official authorizing the release or parole is contacted at his office or his place of residence; otherwise, the notice shall be in writing on a form supplied by the office of the law enforcement agency holding the person to be released. The form shall contain a place for the elected official's signature, the name of his office, the name of the person to be released or paroled, the nature of the charge or charges pending against the person to be released, and the date his release is requested. The form shall be signed by the elected official and all information called for therein correctly completed. The form shall be delivered by the elected official, or someone acting on his behalf, to the parish or municipal officer in charge of holding or detaining the person to be released.

C. In any sixty-day period, if three persons paroled or released by an elected official described in Subsection A above fail to appear for any court proceeding of which the released person had been properly notified, the authority of that official to parole or release persons in accordance with this Section may be suspended for a period of sixty days by the chief officer of any parish or municipal law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the city of Kenner.

Acts 1988, No. 288, §1.

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