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§ 3-112. Emergency suspension

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-112
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 734A
§ 3-112. Emergency suspension
(a) This subtitle does not prohibit emergency suspension by higher ranking law enforcement officers as designated by the chief.
Imposition--With pay
(b)(1) The chief may impose emergency suspension with pay if it appears that the action is in the best interest of the public and the law enforcement agency.
(2) If the law enforcement officer is suspended with pay, the chief may suspend the police powers of the law enforcement officer and reassign the law enforcement officer to restricted duties pending:
(i) a determination by a court with respect to a criminal violation; or
(ii) a final determination by a hearing board with respect to a law enforcement agency violation.
(3) A law enforcement officer who is suspended under this subsection is entitled to a prompt hearing.
Imposition--Without pay
(c)(1) If a law enforcement officer is charged with a felony, the chief may impose an emergency suspension of police powers without pay.
(2) A law enforcement officer who is suspended under paragraph (1) of this subsection is entitled to a prompt hearing.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-112, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-112
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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