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Can You Citizens' Arrest A Police Officer?
Mystery Hour Question
Is it possible for a person to commit a citizen's arrest against a police officer?
** Definitive **
Name: Alex, Richmond
Answer: A person can arrest any other person committing what they call an arrestable offence. But only a police officer can arrest someone on reasonable suspicion of an arrestable offence. If he doesn't see it, but thinks someone did it, then they can arrest them. If you see a police officer do something illegal, you can arrest them. But you'd be taking your life into your own hands as the chances are, the policeman would have a professional explanation for what happened