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Lancaster resolution could fix omission for police

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Oct 4, 2012 2:00 PM

Police lights(Lancaster) -- The city of Lancaster is considering a resolution to avoid some possible headaches for its police officers.

Mayor Rick Gray has asked city council to pass a resolution adopting the state's procedures for making arrests.

He says it's an issue because the city currently lacks such a measure and state criminal code requires it from municipalities.

"It's sort of like the 'department of redundancy department,'" Gray jokes. "The rules already set out what you're supposed to do and under what circumstances. So, basically we asked city council, through a resolution, to adopt the current criminal rules as our guideline," he says.

Gray says Lancaster Police brought the issue to his attention after a minor case was dismissed due to the lack of the resolution.

He says officers already follow statewide arrest procedures.

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