LETTER: Position should be abolished, but the issue is how it is eliminated

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To the editor,

I agree completely that the position of constable is outdated and that it needs to be abolished as a constitutional position. However, because of politics in Frankfort every recent attempt to eliminate the office has failed. Please note that the private citizen already has the power of felony arrest.

Kentucky law is very clear.

KRS 431.005 (6) A private person may make an arrest when a felony has been committed in fact and he or she has probable cause to believe that the person being arrested has committed it.

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