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PROCEDURE FOR TAKING ONE INTO CUSTODY

Steps to be followed when taking an individual into custody
 
step 1
An Arrest Memo must be made by the police either at the time of arrest or the instant the suspect is brought into the police station
 
step 2
A family member or friend of the arrested person must be informed, by the police, of the arrest and the location that the police are holding the person at
 
step 3
An Inspection Memo detailing the physical condition of the arrested person on his/her arrival into custody must be prepared by the police
 
step 4
Legal representation for the arrested individual must be provided
 
step 5
The police must present the arrested individual before a magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest
 
 

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