Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.504. Disarming peace officer

Subdivision 1. Definition.  As used in this section, “defensive device” includes a firearm;  a dangerous weapon;  an authorized tear gas compound, as defined in section 624.731, subdivision 1 ;  an electronic incapacitation device, as defined in section 624.731, subdivision 1 ;  a club or baton;  and any item issued by a peace officer's employer to the officer to assist in the officer's protection.

Subd. 2. Crime described.  Whoever intentionally takes possession of a defensive device being carried by a peace officer or from the area within the officer's immediate control, without the officer's consent while the officer is engaged in the performance of official duties, is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 3.

Subd. 3. Penalty.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years, payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

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