Exclude Detention Facilities From Deadly Force Law
Concerning the use of deadly force in a detention facility.
2016 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Under current law, an occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person when that other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that such other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the uninvited entry or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the uninvited entry, and when the occupant reasonably believes that such other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant.
The act states that 'dwelling' does not include any place of habitation in a detention facility.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)