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3.20.020 Council to Organize and Make Rules and Regulations.

The Bureau of Police of the City shall be organized by the Council and the members appointed as provided by the Charter, subject to the civil service rules of the Charter. To that end the Council may make all necessary or convenient rules and regulations for the organization and conduct of the police force, for the care and management of the City prison, for receiving and hearing complaints against any member of the force, for the removal or suspension of any member of the force, and for the forfeiture of all or any portion of the wages that may be due any member of such force on account of misconduct or negligence in the discharge of his duties; all the powers of the City connected with and incident to the appointment, discipline, and government of its police shall be vested in the Council, except as otherwise provided by Charter.