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The DC Code: § 23-501 Definitions.

Index23 Criminal Procedure. (Refs & Annos)

As used in subchapters II, IV, and V of this chapter --

1
The term "judicial officer" means a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia or of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, or a United States commissioner or magistrate for the District of Columbia.
2
The term "law enforcement officer" means an officer or member of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, or of any other police force operating in the District of Columbia; an investigative officer or agent of the United States; animal control officer employed by the District of Columbia; or the Fire Marshal and any member of the Fire and Arson Investigation Unit of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, for the purpose of enforcing arson and the fire safety laws of the District of Columbia, who is so designated in writing by the Fire Chief.
3
The term "prosecutor" means the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia or his assistant, the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia or his assistant, or an attorney employed by, and who has entered an appearance on behalf of, the United States or the District of Columbia in a criminal case or in an investigation being conducted by a grand jury.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 23-501. 1973 Ed., § 23-501. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 4 of the Arson Investigators Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-406, July 13, 1998, 45 DCR 4833), § 4 of the Arson Investigators Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-466, October 28, 1998, 45 DCR 7838), and § 4 of the Arson Investigators Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-539, December 24, 1998, 46 DCR 297). Legislative History of Laws Law 7-176, the "Dangerous Dog Amendment Act of 1988," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-276, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 17, 1988 and May 31, 1988, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 9, 1988, it was assigned Act No. 7-190 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 12-176, the "Arson Investigator Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-485, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 5, 1998, and June 2, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 20, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-418 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-176 became effective on March 26, 1999. DC CODE § 23-501 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 613, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 210(a); Oct. 18, 1988, D.C. Law 7-176, § 9(b), 35 DCR 4787; Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12- 176, § 4, 45 DCR 5662.)