§61-6-3. Failure of member of department of public safety, mayor
or sheriff to exercise powers at riots and unlawful
If any member of the department of public safety, sheriff or
mayor have notice of a riotous, tumultuous, or unlawful assemblage
in his respective jurisdiction as provided in section one of this
article, and fail to proceed immediately to the place of such
assemblage, or as near as he may safely go, or fail to exercise his
authority for suppressing it and arresting the offenders, he shall
be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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