• Indiana legislators to debate a person’s right to resist police

    February 28, 2012 No comments

    Indiana legislators are expected to resume debate on a measure aimed at telling residents when they have the legal right to physically resist a police officer.

    The bill set for consideration today in the Indiana House is responding to the public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling last year that residents couldn’t use force against officers even during an illegal entry.

    Prosecutor and police groups have objected to the proposal’s wording, saying they worry it will lead to some criminals feeling they are justified in using violence against officers.

    A proposal approved by a House committee last week specifies that residents are protected by the state’s self-defense law if they reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves from unlawful actions by an officer.

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