2009 California Penal Code - Section 697-698 :: Chapter 2. Of The Intervention Of The Officers Of Justice

SECTION 697-698

697.  Public offenses may be prevented by the intervention of the
officers of justice:
   1. By requiring security to keep the peace;
   2. By forming a police in cities and towns, and by requiring their
attendance in exposed places;
   3. By suppressing riots.

698.  When the officers of justice are authorized to act in the
prevention of public offenses, other persons, who, by their command,
act in their aid, are justified in so doing.

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