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Is it legal for an USA citizen to do a citizen arrest on police officers? why or why not?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes, if a citizen's arrest is allowed in the state you are in. Police do not have any type of immunity.

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  • james
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    2 months ago

    While you can tell them they are under citizens arrest. The cop shop will refuse to send a cop to make the arrest of a fellow cop. No mater what there crime. & they will just return to there vehicle drive of & plan cop revenge against you. So yes you can. But remember a cop will only back a cop. Not you. & there Judge lets them be criminals big time. As well as the cop shop. So if you want hated by the cops. Very possible gunned down by cop. Do it. They think they are allowed to be criminals & it is all a big joke on the citizens if they want them to change. 

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  • Bruce
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    2 months ago

    Citizen's arrest laws vary in each state. In my state, it can only be done for a felony. The law does not mention protection for police officers. 

    With that said, attempting to arrest any armed person for the commission of a felony would be a poor decision. 

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  • 2 months ago

    I believe it is. I think someone has done a citizen arrest on a police officer who appears drunk. 

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  • 2 months ago

    That will never end well for a person.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    😄 You can.

    You would have to prove the cop did something heinous in breaking the law.

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    • Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      So... 😁 it's very important to dot your i's and cross your t's.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes it's legal no one is above the law even the police.

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