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§40-11-9  Duties of law enforcement agency. –

Published: 2015

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Abused and Neglected Children

SECTION 40-11-9

   § 40-11-9  Duties of law enforcement

agency. –

Upon the receipt of a report concerning the alleged abuse or neglect of a

child, it shall be the duty of the law enforcement agency to investigate

further and to report the results of the investigation to the department and/or

family court; provided, however, if there is reasonable cause to believe that a

crime has been committed, the law enforcement agency shall report the result of

the investigation to the department of attorney general. The investigation

shall include personal contact with the child named in the report and any other

children in the same household. The interviewing of such child or children, if

they are of the mental capacity to be interviewed, shall take place in the

absence of the person or persons responsible for the alleged neglect or abuse.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1976, ch. 91, § 2; P.L. 1979, ch. 129, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 352,

§ 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 80, § 1.)