December 5, 1996

Opinion stating: [d]etention officers of our county jail have been told by the county magistrate’s office that they can not charge inmates who assault them with assault and battery on a peace officer due to the fact that they hold no peace officer status while on duty, and officers can no longer charge an individual with threatening a public official due to the fact officers are not considered public officials in the court view.

Requested by: W.C. Humphrey, Jr., Training Sergeant, Detention Center, Greenwood County

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