Disarming a Police Officer
New Jersey Disarming a Police Officer Law
The criminal laws of NJ include a specific statute concerning the crime of attempting to disarm or disarming a law enforcement officer. The law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11 and provides as follows:
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11. Disarming law enforcement or corrections officer
a. A person who knowingly takes or attempts to exercise unlawful control over a firearm or other weapon in the possession of a law enforcement or corrections officer when that officer is acting in the performance of his duties, and either is in uniform or exhibits evidence of his authority, is guilty of a crime of the second degree.
b. A person violating the provisions of subsection a. of this section shall be guilty of a crime of the first degree if:
(1) The person fires or discharges the firearm;
(2) The person uses or threatens to use the firearm or weapon against the officer or any other person; or
(3) The officer or another person suffers serious bodily injury.
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