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5.16.400. Premises accessibility to police officer
It is unlawful for any door or other means of ingress to or egress from any licensed premises to be locked or barred or barricaded in any way so as to interfere with the free entrance to the licensed premises by any City police officer at any time while the premises are occupied or open to the public, but all doors or other means of entrance thereto, during the time the premises are occupied or open to the public, shall be left unlocked or unfastened so that any police officer may enter the same without any hindrance or delay; provided, however, that there may be maintained upon the premises a locked storeroom for the keeping of goods and supplies used in the business. Such storerooms shall at all times be subject to search and inspection by any police officer upon compliance with procedural requirements. It is unlawful for any licensee to deny any police officer immediate access to the storeroom for search or inspection upon demand made for such access. It is unlawful for any licensee to suffer any person, except a bona fide employee of the licensee or police officer, to enter or remain in the storeroom.
Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-18, Amended, 4/17/1997