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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 36

Liabilities of Magistrates and Police

Liabilities of Magistrates and Police.

Sections 16 and 17 of the amended act of 1869 require sheriff, constable, or policeman to "arrest all persons actually engaged in any violation of this act, and forthwith take them before a magistrate to be dealt with," etc. Such officers are also commanded to "arrest any person found intoxicated in any public place," to be examined, etc., by a magistrate. If either of these officers "neglect" their duty herein, they are to be fined $50 with lull costs of suit.