CHAPTER 455

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE BY PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

§ 813. Assault on police officer

(a) Whoever assaults with intent to do bodily harm, a duly constituted police officer, prison guard or other law enforcement officer acting in the lawful performance of his duties while in uniform, or after evidence of authority has been exhibited, or after authority has been specifically declared, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.

(b) Justices of the peace shall have jurisdiction over this offense.

Approved July 21, 1966.