Sec. 14-166. Obstructing a peace officer.

 

(1)       A person commits the offense of obstructing a peace officer, when, by using or threatening to use violence, force, physical interference, or obstacle, he intentionally obstructs, impairs, or hinders (a) the enforcement of the penal law or the preservation of the peace by a peace officer or judge acting under the color of his official authority or (b) a police animal assisting a peace officer acting pursuant to the peace officer's official authority.

 

(2)       For purposes of this section, police animal means a dog owned by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of assisting a law enforcement officer acting pursuant to his official authority. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4748, 1, 7-19-04

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-906.