if a police officer puts their hands on you
Sorry mate, as soon as you get behind the wheel of a car, you are operating under a whole new set of rules, laws and
In the UK, if a police officer puts their hands on you without your consent and with no probable cause, are you legally allowed to act in self defence?
I have been a police officer and during training was warned about this specific scenario. So officers in the UK are allowed to use force in one of 3 common situations, 1. Self defence or defence of others 2, to make a lawful arrest or 3, to keep the peace. So if an officer decides to start shoving someone about for no reason (theoretically) and that person defended themselves then yes it would be legal. We were told this by the instructor.