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Chapter 40

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  40.025.  Arrest — confinement — definitions — probable cause required — procedure — enlisted member — commissioned officer. — 1.  "Arrest" is the restraint of a person by an order, not imposed as a punishment for an offense, directing the person to remain within certain specified limits. "Confinement" is the physical restraint of a person.

  2.  An enlisted member may be ordered into arrest or confinement by any commissioned officer by an order, oral or written, delivered in person or through other persons subject to sections 40.005 to 40.490 or through any person authorized by sections 40.005 to 40.490 to apprehend persons.  A commanding officer may authorize warrant officers or noncommissioned officers to order enlisted members of his command or subject to his authority into arrest or confinement.

  3.  A commissioned officer or warrant officer may be ordered apprehended or into arrest or confinement only by a commanding officer to whose authority he is subject, by an order, oral or written, delivered in person or by another commissioned officer.  The authority to order such persons apprehended or into arrest or confinement may not be delegated.

  4.  No person may be ordered apprehended or into arrest or confinement except upon probable cause, and a written record of the facts and circumstances upon which probable cause was made shall be kept.

  5.  This section does not limit the authority of persons authorized to apprehend offenders to secure the custody of an alleged offender until proper authority may be notified.


(L. 1984 H.B. 1035 § 9, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1505)

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