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(A) Every police officer upon issuing a traffic citation to an alleged violator of any provision of the motor vehicle laws of this state or any traffic law of this city shall deposit the original and a duplicate copy of the citation with his immediate superior officer, who shall cause the original to be delivered to the municipal court.
(B) Upon the filing of the original citation in the municipal court, the citation may be disposed of only by trial in the court or by other official action by a judge of the court, including forfeiture of bail or by payment of a fine.
(C) The Chief of Police shall maintain a record of all warrants issued by the municipal court which are delivered to the Police Department for service, and of the final disposition of the warrants.
(D) No member of the Police Department or other officer or public employee shall dispose of, alter, or deface a traffic citation or any copy thereof, or the record of the issuance or disposition of any traffic citation, complaint, or warrant, in a manner over than as required in this chapter.
(`83 Code, § 15-220) Penalty, see § 70.99