SB842 - Arrest Powers of Federal Law Enforcement Officers
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||Arrest Powers of Federal Law Enforcement Officers
SCS/SB 842 - This act grants certain arrest powers to
federal law enforcement officers. A federal officer has
authority to arrest a person: 1) for a violation of federal law;
or 2) when one of the following conditions exists:
a) the federal officer has reasonable grounds to believe
that a felony or other indictable has been committed;
b) the federal officer is assisting a state officer in an
emergency or at the request of such state officer; or
c) the federal officer is making the arrest as part of a
task force or joint investigation with state officers.
A federal officer acting pursuant to this act has the same
immunity and defenses from suit as a state officer.
HCA 1 - A FEDERAL OFFICER DOES NOT HAVE POWER TO ARREST
WHEN SUCH OFFICER HAS REASONABLE GROUNDS TO BELIEVE A FELONY
HAS BEEN COMMITTED.