CA §196. Homicide is justifiable when committed by public officers and those acting by their command in their aid and assistance, either–

State: California

 

California Penal Code 

Title 8.  Of Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 1.  Homicide

§196.  Homicide is justifiable when committed by public officers and

those acting by their command in their aid and assistance, either–

1. In obedience to any judgment of a competent Court; or,

2. When necessarily committed in overcoming actual resistance to

the execution of some legal process, or in the discharge of any other

legal duty; or,

3. When necessarily committed in retaking felons who have been

rescued or have escaped, or when necessarily committed in arresting

persons charged with felony, and who are fleeing from justice or

resisting such arrest.