LEO: Investigator  LE Op. 366




April 23, 1980


It is not ethically improper for an attorney to employ as an investigator

a police officer or a special police officer. DR:5-103(B) impliedly

contemplates such authority and DR:4-101(E) requires the attorney to

employ any investigator under terms making him an agent of the attorney

for purposes of DR:4-101(B) and (E).


Committee Opinion April 23, 1980