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Inmates who accidentally spill water on the shoes of sheriff's deputies can be hit with a mandatory minimum sentence of six months for assaulting a law enforcement officer.

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Absurd Leverage

Lawmakers to reconsider mandatory minimum for assaulting law enforcement

Earlier this year, lawmakers rejected a bill that would have ditched the mandatory minimum sentence for assaulting a law-enforcement officer. Now the General Assembly is about to consider the issue again.


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