H.R.4309 - Officer Safety Act of 2012

To permit Federal officers to remove cases involving crimes of violence to Federal court. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Officer Safety Act of 2012 as introduced.
  • Official: To permit Federal officers to remove cases involving crimes of violence to Federal court. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Officer Safety Act of 2012 - Amends the federal judicial code to deem a law enforcement officer who is the defendant in a criminal prosecution to have been acting under the color of his office (thus authorizing removal of the case to U.S. district court) if the officer: (1) protected an ind

Official Summary

Officer Safety Act of 2012 - Amends the federal judicial code to deem a law enforcement officer who is the defendant in a criminal prosecution to have been acting under the color of his office (thus authorizing removal of the case to U.S. district court) if the officer:
(1) protected an individual in the officer's presence from a crime of violence;
(2) provided immediate assistance to an individual who suffered, or who was threatened with, bodily harm; or
(3) prevented the escape of any individual whom the officer reasonably believed to have committed, or was about to commit, in the officer's presence, a crime of violence that resulted in, or that was likely to result in, death or serious bodily injury.

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