1113 – Bill No. 94 Excessive Force

BILLNO. 94                                        ORDINANCE  1113     

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE DURING NONVIOLENT CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS, INCLUDING PHYSICALLY BARRING ENTRANCE TO A FACILITY OR LOCATION WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF SUCH DEMONSTRATION, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF:

Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City ofRich Hill, State of Missouri, as follows:

ARTICLE I

Section 1:  The city hereby adopts and will enforce this policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies within its jurisdiction against any individual engaged in nonviolent civil rights demonstrations.  The city also prohibits the physical barring of any entrance or exit to such a facility and will enforce all applicable state laws regarding same.

                                                                   ARTICLE II

Section 1:  Any person found to be violating any provision of this resolution shall be served by the city with written notice stating the nature of the violation.

Section 2:  Any person guilty of this violation shall be guilty of misdemeanor, an on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding one hundred (100) dollars for each violation.  Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.

Section 3:  Any person violating any of the provisions of this resolution shall become liable to the city for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the city by reason of such violation.

                                                                   ARTICLE III

            Read two times and passed by the City Council of the City of Rich Hill, State of Missouri, on the 12th day of September 2000.

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 Mayor

Attest:

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City Clerk

Ayes: Wills, Stephens, Humble

Nays: None

Rich was absent.

 

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