The inherent constitutional powers of arrest do not apply to county sheriffs, the Delaware Superior Court has ruled. In issuing the decision, the Superior Court rejected claims by Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher that he is the chief law enforcement officer of his county and, therefore, should have the power to arrest and execute outstanding warrants just like any other state or local police department.
County Sheriffs Do Not Have Authority to Arrest, Judge Rules
Delaware Law Weekly
March 27, 2013
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