§61-6-5. Death of person in suppression of riots and unlawful
If, by any means taken under the authority of this article to
disperse any such assemblage or arrest those engaged in it, any
person present, as spectator or otherwise, be killed or wounded,
and neither malice, nor premeditation be present, any member of the
department of public safety, sheriff, or mayor exercising such
authority, and everyone acting under his order, shall be held
guiltless; and if the member of the department of public safety,
sheriff or mayor, or any person acting under the order of either of
them, be killed or wounded in taking such means, or by the rioters,
all persons engaged in such assemblage shall be deemed guilty of
such killing or wounding.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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