Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 7

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-7-9

§ 12-7-9. Conditions justifying force dangerous to life.

A police officer may use force dangerous to human life to make a lawful arrest for committing or attempting to commit a felony, whenever he or she reasonably believes that force dangerous to human life is necessary to effect the arrest and that the person to be arrested is aware that a peace officer is attempting to arrest him or her.

History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 68; P.L. 1941, ch. 982, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-7-9.