Kentucky Constitution
Section 227

Prosecution and removal of local officers for misfeasance, malfeasance, or neglect.


Judges of the County Court, Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners, Surveyors, Jailers, Assessors, County Attorneys and Constables shall be subject to indictment or prosecution for misfeasance or malfeasance in office, or willful neglect in discharge of official duties, in such mode as may be prescribed by law, and upon conviction his office shall become vacant, but such officer shall have the right to appeal to the Court of Appeals. Provided, also, that the General Assembly may, in addition to the indictment or prosecution above provided, by general law, provide other manner, method or mode for the vacation of office, or the removal from office of any sheriff, jailer, constable or peace officer for neglect of duty, and may provide the method, manner or mode of reinstatement of such officers.

Text as Ratified on: November 4, 1919.
History: 1919 amendment was proposed by 1918 Ky. Acts ch. 62, sec. 1; original version ratified August 3, 1891, and revised September 28, 1891.

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