citizen's arrest


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citizen's arrest

an apprehending of a person by a member of the public. It is assumed in the UK that a private citizen (including a police constable) may arrest another without warrant if the citizen has witnessed the commission of a serious crime. Any force used must be reasonable (or in certain limited circumstances where there has been no unlawful conduct but there is a real threat of a breach of the peace interfering with the rights of another that would involve unreasonable violence).
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Vic Trinidad na pinagsabihan kami na we can do a citizen's arrest if we are being assaulted as an agent of a person in authority (We have discussed this with Atty.
A citizen's arrest is made by a person who is not a sworn law enforcement official.
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Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell attempted to place Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe under a citizen's arrest in 1999.
Under NSW law, an individual can make a citizen's arrest if they witnessed someone commiting an offence.
Before today, the citizen's arrest laws were too restrictive and allowed a citizen's arrest to be made only if an individual was caught actively engaged in a criminal offence on or in relation to one's property.
Paxton told witnesses that he was going to make a Citizen's Arrest and he said he was phoning the police.
It is hoped that one or more demonstrators will be able to make a citizen's arrest on the day and put Tony Blair in jail and extradite him to The Hague for trial," Hendricks said.
He made a citizen's arrest after spotting the man trying to steal a woman's bag at Baker Street tube station in London.
Summary: Former British prime minister Tony Blair has been heckled by a protester threatening to perform a citizen's arrest in Hong Kong.
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