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67 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 85-JUNE 29, 1953



SEC. 305. (a) The Commissioners shall obtain a bond to secure the District against loss resulting from any act of dishonesty by any officer or member of the Metropolitan Police force. Bonds obtained under this section shall be in such amounts, and may secure the District against loss resulting from such other acts by officers and members of the Metropolitan Police force, as the Commissioners shall consider appropriate. The Commissioners may obtain such bonds by negotiation, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U.S.C. sec. 5), and shall pay the cost of such bonds out of funds appropriated for the expenses of the Metropolitan Police Department for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 1953, (b) Section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act relating to the Metropolitan police of the District of Columbia", approved February 28, 1901 (D. C. Code, sec. 4-109), is repealed. (c) This section shall take effect July 1, 1953.

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SEC. 306. (a) Section 413 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the District of Columbia (D. C. Code, sec. 4-156), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Before delivering any property coming into his custody as a result of the death of the owner or the execution by the United States marshal of a judgment to recover possession of real property, or any property which is lost, abandoned, or alleged to have been feloniously obtained or to be the proceeds of crime, the property clerk shall collect from the person claiming the property a fee, to be fixed under regulations prescribed by the Board of Commissioners, to reimburse the District of Columbia for the cost of services rendered by the Metropolitan Police force in taking custody of, protecting, and storing the property." (b) Any vehicle impounded by any officer or member of the Metropolitan Police force may be kept impounded until the person claiming the vehicle pays a fee, to be fixed under regulations prescribed by the Commissioners, to reimburse the District for the cost of storing the vehicle, for each day in excess of seven days during which it is impounded. (c) Fees collected by reason of this section shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia. MOBILE LABORATORY

SEC. 307. The Metropolitan Police force shall maintain and operate a motor vehicle equipped with cameras, photographic developing equipment, an electrical generator, floodlights, and such other equipment as may be necessary to permit the use of the vehicle as a mobile laboratory to handle evidence at the scenes of crimes and otherwise to aid in the prevention and detection of crime. TITLE IV—GENERAL PROVISIONS THE COUNCIL ON LAW ENFORCEMENT I N THE DISTRICT

SEC. 401. (a) The Council on Law Enforcement in the District of Columbia (referred to in this section as the "Council") is hereby created. (b) The Council shall be composed of the following members: (1) The President of the Board of Commissioners; (2) TheChief of Police;

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