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197.200  Oppression under color of office.

      1.  An officer, or a person pretending to be an officer, who unlawfully and maliciously, under pretense or color of official authority:

      (a) Arrests or detains a person against the person’s will;

      (b) Seizes or levies upon another’s property;

      (c) Dispossesses another of any lands or tenements; or

      (d) Does any act whereby the person, property or rights of another person are injured,

Ê commits oppression.

      2.  An officer or person committing oppression shall be punished:

      (a) Where physical force or the immediate threat of physical force is used, for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (b) Where no physical force or immediate threat of physical force is used, for a gross misdemeanor.

      [1911 C&P § 541; RL § 6806; NCL § 10487]—(NRS A 1967, 462; 1995, 1172)