Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 5 months ago

If the police kill someone, is it considered murder?

Update:

Using deadly force or otherwise.

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  • 5 months ago

    It depends. If they're doing it as part of their job then no it's not, then if they're doing it as an off duty police officer with intent to kill someone then yes it is. No one including Police Officers are above the law

  • .
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    mur·der

    /ˈmərdər/

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    noun

    1.

    the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.

    If they were acting according to the law, no.

  • 5 months ago

    Depends on who you ask .

    But 99.9 % of the time , no it is not .

  • 5 months ago

    If you are asking if every time some cop kills someone, it is or is not murder, that makes no sense.

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  • 5 months ago

    Depends on if it is in self defense or not.

  • 5 months ago

    It just depends on the situation

  • 5 months ago

    Sure if it's unwarranted in the line of duty. They have to abide by the same laws as anyone has to.

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    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Murder is essentially defined as the act of imposing death upon a human in a manner that some law that governs you deems illegal.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Depends if it was in self-defence. A policeman was recently convicted of murdering a woman who called and reported a disturbance outside. When the police car arrived, she ran towards the car only for the policeman to shoot her dead.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    sometimes it is, other n times it is not.

    A few former cops are in jail now for murder while on duty

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