INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some lawmakers want to change a proposal aimed at giving Indiana residents limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes.
Those lawmakers want to eliminate a list of specific situations in which residents could use even violent force. Prosecutor and police groups object to the list.
The bill was prompted by a public uproar over an Indiana Supreme Court ruling last year that residents couldn't use force against officers even during an illegal entry. It was approved by the state Senate last month.
Rep. Jud McMillin of Brookville says he's working on a new version to be considered by a House committee Wednesday. It would specify that residents are protected by Indiana's self-defense law if they resist police officers who act illegally.