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resisting arrest

n. the crime of using physical force (no matter how slight in the eyes of most law enforcement officers) to prevent arrest, handcuffing and/or taking the accused to jail. It is also called "resisting an officer" (but that can include interfering with a peace officer's attempt to keep the peace) and is sometimes referred to merely as "resisting."

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According to the primary judgement, presiding judge Urfan Omar acquitted the two defendants of resisting arrest and assaulting the police officers who apprehended them.
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He was summarily arrested, but he continued to swear at them, resisting arrest and refusing to enter the police car.
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The man, identified as Ehud Halevi, was allegedly resisting arrest for sleeping in a synagogue outreach centre last Monday.
Sources said a judge remanded the troops in custody yesterday on suspicion of assault, causing criminal damage and resisting arrest.
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Jobless Clarke, who tried to escape before arrest, was found guilty of exposure, resisting arrest and possessing cannabis at a previous court hearing.
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Mark Nilsen, 26, of Bethnal Green, is charged with resisting arrest by a police officer, while Warren Smith, 23, of Barking in Essex and Lee Smith, 28, also of Barking, are both charged with assaulting a police officer with the former also facing a further charge of assault with intent to resist arrest.