Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 47

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-15.2

§ 11-47-15.2. Definitions of law enforcement firing positions.

(a) “Barricade” means standing on both feet drawing the weapon and using the free hand to support it, with the use of the barricade.

(b) “Crouch position” means exerted effort to reduce the size of the body, weapon may be fired with one or two hands, the shooter may not drop to his or her knee(s).

(c) “Kneeling” means kneeling on one knee, the other extended towards the target. One arm may be supported on the forward knee. The weapon may be fired with either hand and may be supported by the free hand.

(d) “Point shoulder” means a semi-crouch position with weapon held at shoulder level.

(e) “Prone” means body extended on the ground, head towards the target. The weapon may be supported by both hands which are extended towards the target. The shooter shall assume this position by dropping to his or her knees. Weapon shall be drawn while in kneeling position, free hand shall be extended forward to support shooter as he or she continues into the prone position.

History of Section.
P.L. 1970, ch. 282, § 1.