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(A) When called upon to make an arrest, a police officer shall do so as quietly as the circumstances permit. An arrest can be lawfully made on view, that is to say, where the police officer finds a person in the act of committing a violation of law; on information from someone whom the police officer knows to be reliable, in which event the informant will accompany the police officer to a judge to obtain a warrant; or on a warrant, capias, or other document issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(B) An arrest is legally completed when the police officer places his hand on the person to be arrested and says "You are my prisoner" or some similar expression indicating to that person that he is a prisoner, for instance, "You are under arrest."
(C) If resistance is offered, the police officer is justified in meeting force with force fully sufficient to overcome the resistance and secure his prisoner. Any abuse of prisoners while in custody, either by word or act, will be severely punished.
(D) Unless the arrest is made in close proximity to a station house, the prisoner must be taken to the station in a patrol car. The driver must be informed of the nature of the charge, and the arresting police officer shall proceed to patrol his beat, unless it is necessary for him to assist in conveying the prisoner or prisoners to the station house.
(Ord. 320.2B, passed 11-6-81)