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AGO Opinions with Topic: REWARDS
AGO 1958 No. 148 >  January 17, 1958
COUNTIES - AUTHORITY TO OFFER REWARDS - WHEN COUNTIES MAY AUTHORIZE OFFICER - REWARDS - RIGHT TO CLAIM
COUNTIES ‑- AUTHORITY TO OFFER REWARDS ‑- WHEN COUNTIES MAY AUTHORIZE OFFICER ‑- REWARDS ‑- RIGHT TO CLAIM A county has no authority to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of a person against whom no criminal charge has been filed. It is against public policy for sheriffs, their deputies, or other peace officers to claim a reward offered by a county for apprehending persons wanted for, or charged with, a crime.
AGO 1956 No. 235 >  March 27, 1956
REWARDS - STATE PATROL RETIREMENT FUND
REWARDS ‑- STATE PATROL RETIREMENT FUND. Officers of the state patrol cannot lawfully claim a reward for apprehending wanted persons, since it is their duty, along with other peace officers, to apprehend them. A reward cannot be designated or required by an officer of the state patrol, to be paid or given as a contribution into the state patrol retirement fund for apprehending a wanted person for whose capture such a reward was offered.
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