(Amended by Ord. No. 176,840, Eff. 9/4/05.)
Every Traffic Officer of the Transportation Department shall have the power, authority and immunity of a public officer or employee, as set forth in the Penal Code of the State of California, Section 836.5, to make arrests without a warrant whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has in his or her presence committed a violation of any criminal regulation set forth in Chapter VIII of the Municipal Code and the following sections of the Los Angeles Municipal Code:
or is a violation of State of California Penal Code Section 556 or 556.1. The provisions of Penal Code Section 836.5 regarding issuance of a written promise to appear shall be applicable to arrests authorized herein.