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22-2403.Arrest by private person. A person who is not a law enforcement officer may arrest another person when:

(1) A felony has been or is being committed and the person making the arrest has probable cause to believe that the arrested person is guilty thereof; or

(2) any crime, other than a traffic infraction or a cigarette or tobacco infraction, has been or is being committed by the arrested person in the view of the person making the arrest.

History: L. 1970, ch. 129, § 22-2403; L. 1984, ch. 39, § 38; L. 1996, ch. 214, § 30; July 1.

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