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(A) The Chief of Louisville Metro Police and persons acting by his or her orders may examine the inventory or transaction records required under this chapter of any pawnbroker or his or her staff, if they deem it necessary when in search of stolen property or to verify compliance with this chapter. Any person who has in his or her possession a pawnbroker’s ticket issued by a pawnbroker in Louisville Metro shall, when accompanied by an officer or by an order from the Chief of Louisville Metro Police, be permitted to examine property purporting to be pawned by that ticket. No property shall be removed from the possession of any pawnbroker without the process of law required by the existing laws of the state, or the laws and ordinances of Metro Government regulating pawnbrokers. (KRS 226.060)
(B) The Louisville Metro Police Department shall implement and maintain an on-line reporting database system to which pawnbrokers are required to report all goods received through purchase, pawn, consignment or trade as set forth in § 123.13. Information reported by pawnbrokers will be recognized as confidential or proprietary information for the purpose of investigating and prosecuting theft and/or other violations of the law.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 123.07) (Jeff. Ord. 3-1972, adopted and effective 8-22-1972; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 76-2007, approved 5-15-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 230-2013, approved 12-16-13; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 138-2019, approved 9-24-2019; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 69-2021, approved 5-27-2021) Penalty, see § 123.99