Police asking for help? If a police officer gets in a physical struggle with a criminal on the street, and there are people around, can the?
police officer yell for help? I have never seen it.
- new_bumble_beeLv 74 weeks ago
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- `Lv 71 month ago
I'm guessing you're part of the Neighborhood Watch program.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
Of course they CAN. In most jurisdictions, there is no legal obligation to actually attempt to help.
I would suggest a moral obligation.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, and there is case law in AZ where an Officer was in a struggle, called for help, a bystander stepped in (he was armed, the person assaulting the Officer turned the handgun toward the bystander, and the bystander shot him dead.
It was ruled a justified shooting.
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- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
i dont see why they couldnt get help
- 1 month ago
They can yell all they want, sure.
No one's a criminal until the court declare them to be so don't be assuming nothing.
- 1 month ago
If it was legit and he needed to stop a legit bad guy, I'd jump in