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Old 12-08-2017, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Scratch705 View Post
is B&E a felony?

if so, when performing a citizen's arrest, the citizen can use up to lethal force to detain the suspect. (from what i can remember)

http://www.supremelaw.org/cc/aol2/roddy/pc.837.htm (although this page doesn't detail what kind of force can be used, but states a private citizen can do what is needed to make the arrest including breaking into a house the suspect is in for a felony.)
You can only use lethal force to apprehend people guilty of violent felonies. In UT, burglary is considered a violent and life threatening felony but, in CA it isn't.
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