TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, PROBATION OFFICER, OR PAROLE OFFICER INFLICTING BODILY INJURY.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Rewrites the amendment to GS 14-34.7 as follows. Enacts new subsection (c) to GS 14-34.7, making a person guilty of a Class I felony (was, a Class H felony) if the person does either of the following and the offense is not covered under another provision of law with greater punishment: (1) assaults a law enforcement officer, probation officer, or parole officer while the officer is discharging or attempting to discharge his or her official duties and inflicts physical injury on the officer or (2) assaults a person employed at a detention facility and inflicts physical injury. Physical injury, for the purposes of new GS 14-34.7(c), includes cuts, scrapes, bruises, or other physical injury that does not constitute serious injury. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
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