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For example, in an Eric Garner type situation - if I see police on a guy's back. The guy is saying and demonstrating that he can't breathe. Can I physically pull or push the police officer, in order to save the person's life?

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    Whatever the law says in theory, in practice you will be restrained and arrested as well, so you will be unable to help. You might also have the police blaming your intervention for any bad outcome for the original arrested person. – Paul Johnson Feb 2 at 19:19
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    Consider that you are encountering a police officer who apparently doesn’t have much respect for the law. That makes it very, very risky. You better have a lot of witnesses who are willing to stand up in court against a police officer. – gnasher729 Feb 3 at 17:14

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