a law limiting the ability


Senior Member
Korea, Korean
Last year, the state adopted the country’s only law limiting the ability of the police to arrest users who call 911 to save an overdosing companion. (source)

What is "a law limiting the ability"?
  • Grop

    Senior Member
    Well, I see nothing difficult with this sentence. That law limits (or reduces) the ability (their competence, what they may do using their authority) of policemen: they cannot arrest people who appear to be guilty of some crimes (such as using illegal drugs I assume) but respect certain conditions (related to having called 911).

    Without this law, they could do more things using the authority of police: it limits their ability.
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