CHAPTER 11. TAXATION.

§11-1-5. Misconduct or negligence of officers.

The Tax Commissioner shall communicate to the circuit court and to the prosecuting attorney of the county any instance of misconduct or neglect of official duty on the part of any assessor, justice, prosecuting attorney, clerk of a court, sheriff or constable of such county, and any evidence thereof of which he may be cognizant; and the court shall cause the same to be investigated and, if the charges are true, proper charges shall be filed, and on conviction such assessor, justice, prosecuting attorney, clerk of a court, sheriff or constable shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $500, and shall be removed from office.