Is there any indemnity?
November 24, 2008 12:53 PM Subscribe
What happens when a bodyguard shoots and kills someone while protecting their client?
posted by zap rowsdower to law & government (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A discussion over dim sum lead to the preceding question. Would the bodyguard be brought up on murder charges? Could it be considered acting in self-defense, even if he/she wasn't the primary target of the attackers attempt?
And yes I know lethal force is the last resort, and hopefully the situation would never come to it, but this is a "what if" scenario.