Code Section

Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680.4]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 8. OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON [187 - 248]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Homicide [187 - 199]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )

  
196.  

Homicide is justifiable when committed by peace officers and those acting by their command in their aid and assistance, under either of the following circumstances:

(a) In obedience to any judgment of a competent court.

(b) When the homicide results from a peace officer’s use of force that is in compliance with Section 835a.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 170, Sec. 1. (AB 392) Effective January 1, 2020.)