§34.6. Disarming of a peace officer
A. Disarming of a peace officer is committed when an offender, through use of force or threat of force, and without the consent of the peace officer, takes possession of any law enforcement equipment from the person of a peace officer or from an area within the peace officer's immediate control, when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe that the victim is a peace officer acting in the performance of his duty.
B. For purposes of this Section:
(1) "Law enforcement equipment" shall include any firearms, weapons, restraints, ballistics shields, forced entry tools, defense technology equipment, self-defense batons, self-defense sprays, chemical weapons, or electro shock weapons issued to a peace officer and used in the course and scope of his law enforcement duties.
(2) "Peace officer" shall include commissioned police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, correctional officers, constables, wildlife enforcement agents, park wardens, livestock brand inspectors, forestry officers, and probation and parole officers.
C. Whoever commits the crime of disarming of a peace officer shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than five years.
Acts 1997, No. 558, §1; Acts 2003, No. 697, §1; Acts 2010, No. 820, §1.