AK Section 11.81.390: Use of force by a private person in making arrest or terminating an escape.

AK Section 11.81.390: Use of force by a private person in making arrest or terminating an escape.

State: Alaska

 

Alaska Statutes 2011

Title 11. Criminal

Article 04. General Principles of Justification

Section 11.81.390: Use of force by a private person in making arrest or terminating an escape.

In addition to using force justified under other sections of this chapter, a person, acting as a private person, may use nondeadly force to make the arrest or terminate the escape or attempted escape from custody of a person who the private person reasonably believes has committed a misdemeanor in the private person’s presence or a felony when and to the extent the private person reasonably believes it necessary to make that arrest or terminate that escape or attempted escape from custody. A private person may use deadly force under this section only when and to the extent the private person reasonably believes the use of deadly force is necessary to make the arrest or terminate the escape or attempted escape from custody of another who the private person reasonably believes

(1) has committed or attempted to commit a felony which involved the use of force against a person; or

(2) has escaped or is attempting to escape from custody while in possession of a firearm on or about the person.

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