Question — Regarding suicidal subjects that are not committing any criminal act,
how to we have any authority to use force against them? It may be as simple
as a person verbalizes his or her desire to die, but refuses to go with
the fire department for an evaluation or someone in his or her home actively
cutting himself or herself, but not a threat to any other person. I just
do not see how it fits under defense of person or under use of force in
making an arrest. Your thoughts?
Answer — you need PC that the mentally ill person is a danger to himslef or others.