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LEGAL INTERVENTION (E970-E978)
Includes:
injuries inflicted by the police or other law-enforcing agents, including military on duty, in the course of arresting or attempting to arrest lawbreakers, suppressing disturbances, maintaining order, and other legal action
legal execution
Excludes:
injuries caused by civil insurrections (E990.0-E999)
E970 Injury due to legal intervention by firearms
Gunshot wound
Injury by:
machine gun
revolver
rifle pellet or rubber bullet
shot NOS
E971 Injury due to legal intervention by explosives
Injury by:
dynamite
explosive shell
grenade
motor bomb
E972 Injury due to legal intervention by gas
Asphyxiation by gas
Injury by tear gas
Poisoning by gas
E973 Injury due to legal intervention by blunt object
Hit, struck by:
baton (nightstick)
blunt object
stave
E974 Injury due to legal intervention by cutting and piercing instrument
Cut
Incised wound
Injured by bayonet
Stab wound
E975 Injury due to legal intervention by other specified means
Blow
Manhandling
E976 Injury due to legal intervention by unspecified means
E977 Late effects of injuries due to legal intervention
Note: This category is to be used to indicate circumstances classifiable to E970-E976 as the cause of death or disability from late effects, which are themselves classifiable elsewhere. The "late effects" include conditions reported as such, or as sequelae which may occur at any time after the injury due to legal intervention.
E978 Legal execution
All executions performed at the behest of the judiciary or ruling authority [whether permanent or temporary] as:
asphyxiation by gas
beheading, decapitation (by guillotine)
capital punishment
electrocution
hanging
poisoning
shooting
other specified means
 
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