9.88 Immunity of federal law enforcement officers.

(A) As used in this section, "federal law enforcement officer" means any officer of the United States who is authorized by federal law to conduct any investigation of, and make any arrest for, any offense against the United States in violation of federal law.

(B) A federal law enforcement officer, while engaged in the performance of his official duties, has the same immunity from liability that a state or local law enforcement officer has under the laws of this state, in any civil action to recover damages for injury, death, or loss to persons or property, under any of the following circumstances:

(1) When the federal law enforcement officer renders assistance to a state or local law enforcement officer at the request of the officer or renders assistance to a state or local law enforcement officer in the event of an emergency;

(2) When, during the investigation by the federal law enforcement officer of a federal offense over which he has jurisdiction under federal law, a felony under the laws of this state is committed in his presence or he has reasonable ground to believe that a felony under the laws of this state has been committed, and he makes an arrest under section 2935.04 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-13-1990