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Conviction for assaulting a police officer upheld (access required)

Appellant’s conviction for assault and battery of a police officer is affirmed. Because she never ordered the officer from her home, she cannot rely on a defense that the officer was a trespasser who could be expelled using reasonable force. Background Officer Reed was dispatched to appellant’s home, where appellant was on her porch yelling at Penicks. ...