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The DC Code: § 5-123.02 Use of unnecessary or wanton force.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)

Any officer who uses unnecessary and wanton severity in arresting or imprisoning any person shall be deemed guilty of assault and battery, and, upon conviction, punished therefor.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 4-176. 1973 Ed., § 4-176. DC CODE § 5-123.02 Current through December 11, 2012


(R.S., D.C., § 434.)