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Also, the guy was trespassing along with the group of kids on his neighbors property... Double standard/hypocrisy going un noticed. C
Criminal Law 3475. Right to Eject Trespasser From Real Property
The (owner/lawful occupant) of a (home/property) may request that a trespasser leave the (home/property). If the trespasser does not leave within a reasonable time and it would appear to a reasonable person that the trespasser poses a threat to (the (home/property)/ [or] the (owner/ [or] occupants), the (owner/ lawful occupant) may use reasonable force to make the trespasser leave.
If the trespasser resists, the (owner/lawful occupant) may increase the amount of force he or she uses in proportion to the force used by the trespasser and the threat the trespasser poses to the property.]
A licensed law enforcement officer is authorized to perform their duties even when they’re off duty.
Many law enforcement departments require that off-duty law enforcement officers carry a firearm even when they’re off the job in case they run into a situation where they must intervene with force.
Police said a confrontation stemmed from ongoing issues with children walking across the officer's property.
they were merely walking across his lawn
According to Quezada, two juveniles knocked the officer to the ground during some point in the altercation
The 13-year-old boy was arrested and booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall for criminal threats and battery. He was later released. A 15-year-old boy was also arrested for assault and battery and was released to his parents.
Quezada said there was "clear and compelling evidence" to support the arrests of the two teens. Regarding the off-duty officer, the chief said there was insufficient evidence at the time to prove the officer's actions rose to the level of a criminal act.
During the melee with the teens - which was caught on video - the officer 'was bleeding and took a serious blow to the head that made him dizzy and almost caused him to pass out,
'What led to the incident in the first place was one of the teens said to him, "I'm going to shoot you." That's why he grabbed that boy, intending to detain him until local police arrived
Moments later in the clip, another boy charges the off-duty cop and knocks him over in an attempt to free his friend
He told police he feared for his life and believed the teen was going to shoot him