Constraints on Use of Force
Physical force, including arrest and detainment, can be brought to
bear on a person only if that person is in the process of, or has just
been observed, committing a destructive or biological crime (as
defined in § Classifications of and Penalties for Crimes), or that
person presents an immediate and credible threat to commit a
destructive or biological crime, or a court has found that that person
is a viable suspect in such a crime and authorized his detainment, or
that person has been found to be a fugitive by a court.
Any use of force is to be the minimum sufficient to bring the
situation to abatement.
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