‘Right to resist police’ signed into law by Indiana governor.

Image: AJ Mast/AP Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday that…

Image: AJ Mast/AP

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday that he shares police groups’ concerns that some people might misinterpret a new law that lays out when residents could be legally justified in using force against police officers.

Daniels said he thought carefully before signing the bill Tuesday night. The legislation was passed by strong majorities in the House and Senate in response to public uproar after the state Supreme Court ruled last year that residents couldn”t resist officers even during an illegal entry.

“Contrary to some impressions, the bill strengthens the protection of Indiana law enforcement officers by narrowing the situations in which someone would be justified in using force against them,” Daniels said in a written statement. But, he added: “What is troubling to law enforcement officers, and to me, is the chance that citizens hearing reports of change will misunderstand what the law says.”

The law took immediate effect.

Source: The Associated Press via Police One.

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  • Jman

    alan your kidding right? Don’t resist? I don’t care who you are every law abidding citizen should not be subject to ANY UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE…. AGAIN ALAN, EVERY LAW ABIDDING CITIZEN SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE GET IT… BREAK DOWN MINE OR OTHERS DOOR WHEN YOUR WRONG AND RISK THE CONSIQUENCES… Just saying, anyone listening?…

  • If you resist, expect the appropriate response force police are constantly training for to be used upon you. Moron governor. People, please. Just don’t resist and you will be fine.

  • Walter King

    If I didn’t invite you in to my home, STAY OUT!

  • Don in Mississippi

    uhhhh,so what has changed???

  • Walter

    Congratulations governor. You just signed the death warrant for a lot more citizens in your state and a few police officers. Good job moron.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    someone had better be double checking them search warrants!