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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

An approach to identifying if they were commiting a crime would first need to be established. How do you know he is 'shooting up the place' and not performing his duties against a gang or alternative ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

In pretty much all circumstances (outside your home, if you are in a Castle Doctrine state), before you ask yourself "should I shoot that person?", you should first ask yourself "can I ...
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Does self-defense apply against someone acting lawfully?

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-1-704. Use of physical force in defense of a person (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a person is justified in ...
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Does self-defense apply against someone acting lawfully?

If a person A is accused of killing (or injuring or assaulting) another person B, A's defense does not depend on whether B was in fact acting lawfully or properly. It depends on whether A had a ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

Self defense doesn’t depend upon who you are defending yourself against, it’s your state of mind and the facts known at the time, not an after action evaluation with 20-20 hindsight. Absent shape ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

The answer provided by Dale M is half right, but there are a few things that I think are wrong. Firstly, the actual reality of the situation doesn't matter. What matters is that you act in a ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

Self defense is self defense It doesn’t matter whom you are defending yourself (or others) from. However, a police officer is allowed to use force in wider circumstances than anyone else. If you ...
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