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Yes, police have special permission to use force For example, from s230 of the new-south-wales LAW ENFORCEMENT (POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES) ACT 2002: It is lawful for a police officer exercising a function under this Act or any other Act or law in relation to an individual or a thing, and anyone helping the police officer, to use such  force  as is ...


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The same way it is for every other self-defence case Whether the force used in a particular case is a matter of fact for the jury to decide, not a matter of law for the judge to dictate. One jury in one case may find that eye-gouging is reasonable, another in a different case may find that it is not. In particular, the jury must decide if the defendant ...


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Since there is already an answer regarding the use of deadly force, I'll only address the other part of the question. Namely, Is the violent entry that police may use when serving a warrant different than violent entry that a criminal uses when breaking in? Given that the police were executing a warrant, they were within their legal right to break down any ...


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