CJPS to Hold Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Protection Bill

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
CJPS to Hold Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Protection Bill

Who: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
What: Public hearing on LD 990, “An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer.”
Where: State House, Room 436
When: Monday, April 3 at 11:00 AM

Senator Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis) has introduced LD 990 to protect law enforcement officers in the line of duty by creating the crime of aggravated assault on an officer.

Currently, assault on an officer is a Class C felony. LD 990 would upgrade the crime to aggravated assault, which would classify as a Class B felony, or a Class A felony if a firearm is present.

“With so many officers being assaulted and murdered, it seems that we should try to inhibit some of that, because all lives matter,” said Sen. Davis, a retired Maine State Trooper. “Sometimes stiffer penalties and higher crimes work.”

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