Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.)

Title 39.  Criminal Offenses  

Chapter 11.  General Provisions  

Part 6.  Justification Excluding Criminal Responsibility

39-11-603.  Confinement as justifiable force. 

Confinement is justified when force is justified by this part, if the person takes reasonable measures to terminate the confinement as soon as the person knows it can be done safely, unless the individual confined has been arrested for an offense.