Iowa Code (I.C.)

Title XVI. Criminal Law and Procedure

Subtitle 1. Crime Control and Criminal Acts

Chapter 804. Commencement of Actions–Arrests–Disposition of Prisoners

804.13  Use of force in preventing an escape.

A peace officer or other person who has an arrested person in custody is justified in the use of such force to prevent the escape of the arrested person from custody as the officer or other person would be justified in using if the officer or other person were arresting such person.