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Use of Force Options
|Legal Authority for Use of Force
|Penal Code Chapter 9, and CCP Chapter 2
|Level of Force must be
|Reasonable and Necessary
|Maintaining control of a person through means other than physical force, ie coercion, threats, etc
|Force that causes, or is able to cause serious bodily injury/death
|Power dynamically considered, that is, in motion or in action. Strength directed to an end
|Justification of use of force does not prevent . . .
|A person in protection of self, personal property has. . .
|no duty to retreat
|In order to use deadly force it must be
|Immediately necessary Desirability of avoiding harm outweighs the harm There is no law excluding the justification
|Force can be used in protection of . . .
|Self and own property Others and (if requested) their property
|You can not use force to defend yourself if . . .
|You provoked the force and didn't withdraw from the conflict
|Devices used to protect property can not . . .
|Cause SBI or Death, must be non-lethal, dogs are OK
|Custody is when
|person is under arrest by a peace officer