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AGO Opinions with Topic: AUTHORITY TO OFFER REWARDS
AGO 1958 No. 148 >  January 17, 1958
COUNTIES - AUTHORITY TO OFFER REWARDS - WHEN COUNTIES MAY AUTHORIZE OFFICER - REWARDS - RIGHT TO CLAIM
COUNTIES ‑- AUTHORITY TO OFFER REWARDS ‑- WHEN COUNTIES MAY AUTHORIZE OFFICER ‑- REWARDS ‑- RIGHT TO CLAIM A county has no authority to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of a person against whom no criminal charge has been filed. It is against public policy for sheriffs, their deputies, or other peace officers to claim a reward offered by a county for apprehending persons wanted for, or charged with, a crime.
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