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1614. Posse Comitatus Waiver -- 18 U.S.C. 351

Title 18, Section 351(g) permits the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to request investigative assistance from any Federal, State or local agency including the Army, Navy, and Air Force. This provision overcomes the effect of 18 U.S.C. § 1385, which generally prohibits use of any part of the Army or Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the law.

[cited in USAM 9-65.700]