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SB 790 Crimes against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel; penalty.

Introduced by: John A. Cosgrove, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Crimes against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel; penalty. Eliminates, for the crime of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or fire marshal, the element that the killing must be committed for the purpose of interfering with the performance of the victim's official duties for the defendant to be guilty of the crime. For the crimes of (i) malicious or unlawful wounding of a law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel and (ii) assault or assault and battery of a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, or certain other employees of custodial facilities, the bill eliminates the element that the victim must be engaged in the performance of his public duties for the defendant to be guilty of such crimes.


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