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New Hampshire Debates Deadly Force By Police, Civilians

State House of New Hampshire
Dan Tuohy / NHPR
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N.H. State House

Police would face new restrictions on the use of deadly force, rubber bullets and tear gas under a pair of bills being debated in New Hampshire, while other measures would expand such authority for private citizens.

A House committee heard testimony Friday on a bill that remove language from current law that allows police to use deadly force to make an arrest in some circumstances.

Lawmakers also considered a measure to ban police from using rubber bullets and tear gas, along with three bills that would expand the circumstances under which civilians could use deadly force.

— Holly Ramer, AP

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