City police found to have jurisdiction to arrest: COM. V. BISHOP (SC 2/21/2008)

COM. V. BISHOP
CRIMINAL:  Police Jurisdiction
2006-SC-000123-DG.pdf
PUBLISHED: REVESING, REINSTATING, AND REMANDING
OPINION BY ABRAMSON; MINTON NOT SITTING
DATE RENDERED: 2/21/2008

Reversing the CA and TC, SC held that lawful arrest was made by Manchester city police offer despite it being outside the city, and reinstated the indictments against the Defendants. The municipal order enacted by the City of Manchester in 1987 did not remove jurisdiction from city police officers to effect arrests. Rather, SC held the order simply modified internal, personnel policy for Manchester city police officers, the violation of which results in internal discipline, not in a declaration that the arrest itself is unlawful.

Digested by Scott C. Byrd
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