Is there such a thing as "excessive lethal force?"
March 1, 2013 8:35 AM Subscribe
If the LAPD had intentionally set Christopher Dorner's cabin on fire, would that have been a legal use of lethal force?
posted by Autumn to Law & Government (13 answers total)
I've been curious about this and haven't found any answers. I know lethal force was legal, but are there laws as to the type of lethal force that can be used? Or is it just an anything goes situation? For the purpose of this question, let's assume all the facts are the same except the cabin was intentionally set on fire and Donner's death was a direct result of that.