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Bill: Officers would be justified in using physical force when making arrests

Posted at 5:23 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 09:17:48-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Oklahoma representatives have introduced a bill that would establish standards and guidelines for peace officers on the use of physical and deadly force.

House Bill 2328 was authored by Kevin McDugle and Josh West.

The bill states that officers would justifiably be able to use "reasonable and appropriate physical force upon another person when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes it necessary" in order to make an arrest or to defend themselves.

If approved, the bill could go into effect November 1.

You can read the entire bill here.

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