Reversal of Conviction for Battery on a Police Officer

The following case out of Santa Barbara went all the way to the California Supreme Court, finding that Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol Officers were not police officers within the meaning of Penal Code § 242 when the battery is on a police officer. The issue was whether enforcement of the law was the primary duty of such harbor patrol officers, which the Supreme Court decided the District Attorney did not prove. To read more about this case, please click on the following link –

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