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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 56. Offenses Against Public Administration
- Section 720. Refusing to Assist a Peace Officer or Judicial Officer.
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AS 11.56.720. Refusing to Assist a Peace Officer or Judicial Officer.
- (a) A person commits the offense of refusing to assist a peace officer or judicial officer if, upon a request, command, or
order by someone the person knows to be a peace officer or judicial officer, that person unreasonably fails to make a
good faith effort to physically assist the officer in the exercise of official duties.
- (b) A person who, without expecting compensation, assists a person in accordance with this section is not liable for civil
damages as a result of an act or omission in rendering that assistance. This subsection does not preclude liability
for civil damages as a result of reckless, wilful, wanton, or intentional misconduct.
- (c) Refusing to assist a peace officer or judicial officer is a violation.
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