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(A) It shall be unlawful for any assembly of three or more persons to loiter upon any highway, sidewalk, bridge or structure adjacent thereto. The purpose of this section is to keep streets, sidewalks and public places free from undue noise and nuisances and prohibit loitering thereon. Peace officers are to ensure that public places are kept open and safe for public use and travel and free from encroachment or obstruction and to prevent trespassing on public and private lands and in buildings in the municipalities. Upon the request of an owner of private property, a peace officer may enforce this section with respect to loitering on private property.
(B) Any person who disobeys a peace officer's demand that he immediately disperse shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in § 99.99.
(C) Any person aggrieved under any provision of this section may file a written appeal with the police legal advisor (hearing officer). The appeal shall be filed no later than 15 days after the date of the infraction. Within 30 days of the filing of the appeal, the hearing officer shall hear the matter and rule thereon. The decision of the hearing officer may be appealed to the superior court.
(D) In January and July of each year the Superintendent of Police shall submit a report to the Board of Police Commissioners and the Board of Aldermen regarding the effectiveness of this section and any recommendations thereon.
(1967 Code, § 19-6.1) (Ord. passed 2-20-1990) Penalty, see § 99.99