Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 5.045
Standby Assistance; Liability


In the discretion of a peace officer, the officer may stay with a victim of family violence to protect the victim and allow the victim to take the personal property of the victim or of a child in the care of the victim to a place of safety in an orderly manner.


A peace officer who provides assistance under Subsection (a) of this article is not:


civilly liable for an act or omission of the officer that arises in connection with providing the assistance or determining whether to provide the assistance; or


civilly or criminally liable for the wrongful appropriation of any personal property by the victim.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 565, Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 1995.

Source: Article 5.045 — Standby Assistance; Liability, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­5.­htm#5.­045 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

Art. 5.045’s source at texas​.gov