Author Topic: Restraint during a situation  (Read 2576 times)

gfuqua

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Restraint during a situation
« on: April 29, 2014, 11:19:48 AM »
So say you're in a situation where you're assaulted by another person and after subduing them you call the police.  You have your gun drawn on them but believe the other person may try to attack or disarm you, or someone else.  What are the legalities around retraining that person, either by rope, handcuffs, belt, etc.?  There may be other's around you're afraid of might be injured or you might be in a secluded area and the police might not be able to get there for several minutes.
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Restraint during a situation
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 01:54:31 PM »
Dear gfuqua,

Restraint is a form of force under the justification statute, and so you are only justified in restraining somebody to the degree that you are justified in using force against somebody.
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