City of Centralia, MO
Boone County
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State Law Reference — As to authority of cities of the fourth class to restrain and prohibit riots, etc., see RSMo. § 79.450(2). Also see RSMo. §§ 542.170 and 574.040 — 574.060.
Cross Reference — As to disorderly conduct, see § 20-17 of this Code. As to power to enforce laws, see § 2-41. As to emergency management, see Ch. 7. As to peace disturbance, see § 20-18.

Section 28-1 Rioting — defined; prohibited. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 866, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1160 §§ 2,4, 12-10-1979]
A person commits the crime of rioting if he knowingly assembles with six or more persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of the State or of the United States with force or violence, and thereafter, while still so assembled, does violate any of such laws with force or violence.
Violation of this Section is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable in accordance with Section 1-7.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 574.050.
Cross Reference — Also see § 28-8 and 28-9 of this Code.

Section 28-2 Same — participants may be prosecuted singly.

[Ord. No. 32 § 867, c.a. 1918]
Any individual engaged in any such riot as defined in the preceding Section may be prosecuted and punished singly.

Section 28-3 through Section 28-5. (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1558 § 1, 6-18-1990]
 

Section 28-6 Rioting — repression and dispersion by force; order of authorities to command dispersing force. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 872, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1558 § 2, 6-18-1990]
If the persons assembled as indicated herein shall fail to disperse without unnecessary delay, the following associate circuit court judges shall each, in the order in which they are hereafter named, have power and authority to require the aid of a sufficient number of persons in arms or otherwise, and to proceed as they deem expedient, and to repress and disperse such riotous assemblage and arrest offenders. The duty of requiring the aid of such force and directing its employment shall devolve, in the first instance, on the Mayor. If he is not present or is unable to act, then such duty shall devolve on the Judge of any Court of Record, the Sheriff, or the Chief of Police. In case of the absence of any of the officers mentioned in this Section, the officer named after him shall have all the power and authority which such absentee would have had if present.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 542.170.
Cross Reference — As to power to enforce laws, see § 2-41.

Section 28-7 (Reserved) [1]

[Repealed by Ord. No. 2095 § 11, 12-20-1999]
 
[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. No. 2095 § 1, adopted December 20, 1999, repealed Section 28-7 providing that the Mayor may, by proclamation, order minors to be kept indoors if a riot is predicted. Former Section 28-7 derived from Ord. No. 32 § 873 c.a. 1918.

Section 28-8 Unlawful assemblies. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 742, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1160 §§ 1,4, 12-10-1979]
A person commits the crime of unlawful assembly if he knowingly assembles with six (6) or more other persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of the State or of the United States with force or violence.
Violation of this Section is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable in accordance with Section 1-7.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 574.040.
Cross Reference — Also see §§ 28-1 and 28-9 of this chapter. As to general penalty, see § 1-7.

Section 28-9 Refusal to disperse generally. [1]

[Ord. No. 1160 §§ 3,4, 12-10-1979]
A person commits the crime of refusal to disperse if, being present at the scene of an unlawful assembly or at the scene of a riot, he knowingly fails or refuses to obey the lawful command of a law enforcement officer to depart from the scene of such unlawful assembly or riot.
Violation of this Section is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable in accordance with Section 1-7.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 574.060.
Cross Reference — Also see §§ 28-1 and 28-8 of this chapter. As to general penalty, see § 1-7.