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Penal Code §9.21 covers public duty with respect to the use of force.

  • Under this section, the use of force is justified if you reasonably believe that your conduct is required or authorized:
    • By law or...
    • To assist a public servant in the performance of his official duty.
  • This section does not require you to protect against, or prevent, a crime.
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