Use of Force to Effectuate Arrest and to Prevent Crime Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike is a police officer who is walking his beat one night when he hears a woman start screaming that someone has raped her. Mike is standing around the corner so he does not see who the woman is accusing. However, while the woman is screaming, a man runs around the corner and begins sprinting down the street. Thinking that this is the rapist, Mike begins running after the suspect. The suspect ignores several orders from Mike to stop running so Mike pulls out his pistol and fires two shots at the suspect. One of the shots hits the suspect in the back of the head and kills him. Unfortunately, the suspect was only a jogger out for an evening run, he had nothing to do with the rape and the reason he did not stop when Mike ordered him to was that he was wearing headphones and could not hear anything. Mike is arrested and charged with murder. Mike will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was doing his job as a police officer
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he reasonably believed that the jogger had committed a rape
Choice 3 Convicted, because he used deadly force on a fleeing suspect
Choice 4 Convicted, because the jogger had nothing to do with the rape
Mike is investigating Ivan, a major Wall Street executive for committing embezzling millions of dollars from investors. As Mike bursts into Ivan’s office to arrest him, Ivan escapes through a back door. Mike begins running after Ivan. Ivan ignores several orders from Mike to stop running so Mike pulls out his pistol and fires two shots him One of the shots hits Ivan in the back of the head and kills him. Mike is arrested and charged with murder. Mike will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was doing his job as an officer
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Ivan actually committed embezzlement
Choice 3 Convicted, because he used deadly force on a fleeing suspect
Choice 4 Convicted, because deadly force was not warranted for the crime Ivan committed
Vince is a private citizen who is walking down the street one night when he hears a woman start screaming that someone has raped her. Vince is standing around the corner so he does not see who the woman is accusing. However, while the woman is screaming, a man runs around the corner and begins sprinting down the street. Thinking that this is the rapist, Vince begins running after the suspect. The suspect ignores several orders from Vince to stop running so Vince pulls out a licensed pistol that he carries with him and fires two shots at the suspect. One of the shots hits the suspect in the back of the head and kills him. Unfortunately, the suspect was only a jogger out for an evening run, he had nothing to do with the rape and the reason he did not stop when Vince ordered him to was that he was wearing headphones and could not hear anything. Vince is arrested and charged with murder. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was trying to be a good citizen
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he reasonably believed that the jogger had committed a rape
Choice 3 Convicted, because he used deadly force on a fleeing suspect
Choice 4 Convicted, because the jogger had nothing to do with the rape
Vince is a private citizen who is walking down the street one night when he hears a woman start screaming that someone has raped her. Vince is standing around the corner so he does not see who the woman is accusing. However, while the woman is screaming, a man runs around the corner and begins sprinting down the street. Thinking that this is the rapist, Vince begins running after the suspect. The suspect ignores several orders from Vince to stop running so Vince speeds up and tackles the suspect. Vince then pins the suspect to the ground and sits on his chest until the police arrive. Unfortunately, the suspect was only a jogger out for an evening run, he had nothing to do with the rape and the reason he did not stop when Vince ordered him to was that he was wearing headphones and could not hear anything. Vince is arrested and charged with assault. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was trying to be a good citizen
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he reasonably believed that the jogger had committed a rape and did not use any more force that was necessary to apprehend the suspect
Choice 3 Convicted, because Vince is a private citizen
Choice 4 Convicted, because the jogger had nothing to do with the rape
Vince is a private citizen who is walking down the street one night when he hears a woman start screaming that someone has raped her. Vince runs around the corner to see a man about to rape a screaming young woman. Vince pulls out a licensed pistol that he carries around and shoots the would be rapist dead. Vince is arrested and charged with Murder. He will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was trying to be a good citizen
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he was preventing the commission of a dangerous felony
Choice 3 Convicted, because Vince is a private citizen
Choice 4 Convicted, because he could have called the police

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