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Criminal – A&B – Law Enforcement Officer – Resisting Arrest (access required)

A defendant’s act of spitting in an officer’s face was an unreasonable use of force to resist an allegedly unlawful arrest, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for assault and battery on a law enforcement officer in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-57(c). Police responded to a call about a possible domestic disturbance at ...

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