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Outside Section 177
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Assault and battery upon public employees; penalty

SECTION 177.   Section 13D of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

An officer authorized to make arrests may arrest any person upon probable cause and without a warrant if the person has committed an offense under this section upon a public employee when the public employee was operating a public transit vehicle and the officer may keep the person in custody during which period the officer shall seek the issuance of a complaint and request a bail determination with all reasonable promptness.