Section 16-205 Failure to execute an arrest warrant.


    (a) A law enforcement officer commits the crime of failure to execute an arrest warrant if, with the purpose of allowing any person charged with or convicted of a crime to escape, he fails to execute any arrest warrant, capias, or other lawful process ordering apprehension or confinement of such person, which he is authorized and required by law to execute.

    (b) Failure to execute an arrest warrant is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.945)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.180.