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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael D. Brady

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to an assault on a police officer responding to criminal activity.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3921        FILED ON: 10/24/2013

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By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity to be prosecuted as a felony.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to an assault on a police officer responding to criminal activity.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13D½ the following section:-

              Section 13D¾. (a)  For purposes of this section, “responding to criminal activity” shall include, but not be limited to,  travelling to, safeguarding, investigating or patrolling the area where suspected criminal activity is underway or recently took place, and apprehending or questioning any person suspected of being involved in criminal activity.

              (b) Whoever commits an Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13D½ the following section:-

              Section 13D¾. (a)  For purposes of this section, “responding to criminal activity” shall include, but not be limited to,  travelling to, safeguarding, investigating or patrolling the area where suspected criminal activity is underway or recently took place, and apprehending or questioning any person suspected of being involved in criminal activity.

              (b) Whoever commits an assault and battery upon a police officer responding to criminal activity  in the performance of the officer’s official duties, where the assault and battery results in injury to the officer, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years or by a fine of not more than $1,000 and imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 and 1/2 years.

                in the performance of the officer’s official duties, where the assault and battery results in injury to the officer, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years or by a fine of not more than $1,000 and imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 and 1/2 years.

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