10 Questions

  1. Can an arrest warrant be issued for a misdemeanor?
    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. No, not unless it is an embedded and included misdemeanor in a larger felony
    4. Yes, as long as the offense is also a tort against another in civil law
  2. What is another type of contact possible between a civilian and a peace officer other than an arrest?
    1. A structured interview
    2. A detention
    3. A challenge
    4. An involuntary detail
  3. What is the threshold behavior that turns a contact between civilian and peace officer into a detention?
    1. When the officer starts giving orders
    2. When handcuffs are brandished
    3. When handcuffs are applied
    4. When the civilian is placed inside a cage, i.e., the back of a patrol car with no inside door handles
  4. When may officers move a person under detention but not arrest?
    1. Never - such movement turns it into an arrest
    2. Only when absolutely necessary such as to move them away from a hostile crowd
    3. Any time such movement does not impose undue hardship to the detainee such as driving them across the city and droppingthem off there
    4. Any time
  5. How much force may be used to make an arrest?
    1. There is no legal or prescribed limit; officers must use their own judgment
    2. There is no restriction except for lethal force which may only be used as a last resort
    3. Only that force which is necessary
    4. No force; officers may only parry that force used against them or to resist
  6. What mitigating factor, perhaps not reported widely in the news, may have contributed to Rodney King's failure to lie still and be docile during his infamous arrest and beating sequence several years ago?
    1. He was being repeatedly shot by TASER during the ordeal
    2. He was suffering from epileptic seizures
    3. He did not realize it was police trying to subdue him
    4. He was wildly hallucinating on drugs at the time
  7. What was the significance of the Garner case originating in Tennessee?
    1. It equated rape with murder in terms of punishment
    2. It created the "killer-kidnapper" paradox wherein a kidnapper might as well kill the victim
    3. It established that minors are legally incapable of willfully using deadly force
    4. It ruled against the ages-old accepted practice of using deadly force to stop a fleeing felon
  8. Officers' escalations of force must be of a certain type. What type?
    1. Proactive
    2. Reactive
    3. Preemptive
    4. Ablative
  9. May people other than peace officers legally use force to defend another from imminent injury due to impending assault?
    1. No, only peace officers are authorized to do that
    2. No, only peace officers and licensed "body guards" may do that
    3. Yes, if such defense is reasonable
    4. Yes, if such defense was felt by the actor to be necessary, whether or not anyone else in retrospect agrees
  10. In use of force for defense situations, how will the court view the police officer?
    1. As presumed unreasonable until shown otherwise by evidence or testimony of witnesses
    2. As a reasonable person unless proven otherwise in court
    3. As an unknown quantity but with a suspicion of impropriety firmly established
    4. As a person held to an extraordinarily high standard of ethical, informed, legal, and moral behavior