It is a defense to the crime[s] of (name[s] of relevant crime[s]) if the actions of (defendant) constituted the justifiable use of deadly force
The use of deadly force
is justified if a reasonable person would believe that the immediate use of deadly force
is necessary to defend against the danger.
The concept of the deadly mix--with its emphasis on the dynamic interaction of the officer, the offender, and the circumstances that brought them together--can provide insight into restraint in the use of deadly force
Under the law, a person's use of deadly force
will be presumed reasonable if someone enters, or attempts to enter, that person's occupied home, vehicle or workplace "unlawfully and with force.
Patrick (consultant, retired FBI) and Hall (attorney, retired FBI) examine the use of deadly force
by police officers with a comprehensive discussion of the issues involved and by placing the reader in the position of an officer on the scene.
Regardless of the circumstances--the type of military operation, mission, or activity and the ROE/use of force--the use of deadly force
by service members has always had to be within a defined and clear criteria.
Silence at the strategic level regarding the use of deadly force
level has resulted in the confusing and potentially life-threatening absence of operationally specific guidance at the tactical level.
All the castle doctrines and the laws throughout our land, permit use of deadly force
against a home intruder only if thee citizen reasonably believes that he is immediately and seriously threatened by that person, or that another member of the family is.
If (defendant) was otherwise engaged in criminal activity or was not in a place [hel [shel had a right to be, then the use of deadly force
was not justified unless [hel [shel used every reasonable means within [his
1 issue always has been, "Was the use of deadly force
Can a policy on the use of deadly force
influence an officer's
It is for this reason that I don't consider the preclusion aspect a core element of the deadly danger to the innocent that justifies use of deadly force