California Penal Code Section 11165.6
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11165.6. As used in this article, the term "child abuse or neglect"
includes physical injury or death inflicted by other than accidental
means upon a child by another person, sexual abuse as defined in
Section 11165.1, neglect as defined in Section 11165.2, the willful
harming or injuring of a child or the endangering of the person or
health of a child, as defined in Section 11165.3, and unlawful
corporal punishment or injury as defined in Section 11165.4. "Child
abuse or neglect" does not include a mutual affray between minors.
"Child abuse or neglect" does not include an injury caused by
reasonable and necessary force used by a peace officer acting within
the course and scope of his or her employment as a peace officer.
Last modified: March 17, 2014