"Assault" is placing one in fear of imminent bodily harm. Tasers are lethal weapons, often deadlier than guns. If a cop puts his hand near his gun or his Taser improperly, a citizen should darn well be in fear for his life and respond accordingly.sean3686 wrote:"When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified." Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80; Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1.the cop never said he was under arrest..
detain and arrest are different.
By attempting to snatch a deadly weapon BEFORE detaining said individual and THEN drawing a deadly weapon constitutes violent assault.