Jeff Williamson, Digital Content Manager
Published: August 26, 2020, 5:38 pm
Updated: August 27, 2020, 1:41 pm
On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate voted 21-15 to pass SB 5032, which would allow an assault against a law enforcement officer to be a misdemeanor if the person attacked is not hurt.
Summary of Senate Bill 5032: Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel and provides that such crime can no longer be committed as a simple assault and must result in a bodily injury.