AK Section 11.81.380: Justification: Use of force by private person assisting an arrest or terminating an escape.

State: Alaska

 

Alaska Statutes 2011

Title 11. Criminal

Article 04. General Principles of Justification

Section 11.81.380: Justification: Use of force by private person assisting an arrest or terminating an escape.

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, a person who has been directed by another who that person reasonably believes to be a peace officer to assist in making an arrest or terminating or preventing an escape may use nondeadly force when and to the extent the person reasonably believes it necessary to carry out the peace officer’s direction. A person may use deadly force under this section only when the person reasonably believes it necessary to carry out the peace officer’s direction to use deadly force.

(b) The use of force under (a) of this section is not justified if the person believes that the peace officer is not justified in using that degree of force under the circumstances.