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Tenn. vs. Garner

Under NC General Statutes, Deadly force is authorized by a corrections officer to stop a 'CONVICTED' felon from escaping custody. That is only for corrections officers and the key words are that he is a convicted felon escaping custody. That's why they are allowed to shoot convicts as they are climbing over the fence in prison. The Tenn. vs. Garner ruling found that the old "fleeing Felon" laws were excessive force. The Police were allowed to shoot someone that was fleeing the scene after committing a felony, any felony. That included any non-violent felony like the one that the case was all about where a young teen was running after breaking into an empty house. Those laws no longer exist.


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