Current through Vol. 39, No. 14, April 01, 2022
Peace officers have the right to use reasonable, necessary
force to defend themselves and others against life-threatening, violent, and
dangerous personal attack. Force may only be used by peace officers within
applicable laws and the limits given in (1) - (4) of this subsection.
(1) The degree of force used must be the
minimum necessary to defend oneself or others as described in (2) of this
subsection and may include physical apprehension and restraining techniques
which result in an application of less than deadly force.
Deadly force is that which is applied
with the intent of causing, or which a reasonable person should know would
cause, death or serious bodily harm. Deadly force is only used in:
(A) self defense to prevent death or serious
injury to oneself; or
of others to prevent death or commission of a violent offense threatening
serious bodily harm to others.
(3) Firearms may not be used to attempt to
stop or disable a vehicle. However, if a vehicle is being used as a weapon,
firearms may be used toward the driver of the vehicle, but not after the
vehicle is no longer in a position to threaten the peace officer.
Okla. Admin. Code
Added at 9 Ok Reg 1413,
eff 3-23-92 (emergency); Added at 10 Ok Reg 1809, eff 5-13-93; Amended at 17 Ok
Reg 2426, eff 7-1-00; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 1245, eff