Definition of Posse Comitatus Act

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Posse Comitatus Act

'Posse Comitatus Act' is an military term. It means '(DOD) Prohibits search, seizure, or arrest powers to US military personnel. Amended in 1981 under Public Law 97-86 to permit increased Department of Defense support of drug interdiction and other law enforcement activities. (Title 18, "Use of Army and Air Force as Posse Comitatus" - United States Code, Section 1385)'.

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