Resisting arrest ordinance altered
Greenwood City Council adds one word to law
Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:00 AM
Greenwood City Council made a slight change to one of the city’s ordinances.
During Monday’s regular meeting, council unanimously passed second and final reading to amend its code of ordinances to reflect a change in the resisting arrest statute. The revised ordinance has one additional word: physically.
The amended ordinance reads as follows:
“It shall be unlawful for any person to physically hinder, prevent, obstruct or resist any police officer or other city officer charged with the execution of any warrant or other process within the city or engaged in making any arrest or performing any other duty of his office within the city.”
Also Monday, council heard first reading on an ordinance that would rezone a 0.71 acre parcel at 325 Magnolia Ave. from neighborhood commercial to high-density residential.
The property owner, Jesse Adams, was in attendance and told council he eventually plans to put a home on the parcel in question.
Second reading on that rezoning request likely will be at council’s March 17 regular meeting.