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AN ACT concerning Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release – Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (Police Protection Act)

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Prohibits a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is charged with assault in the first degree or assault in the second degree against a victim who is a law enforcement officer,provides that a judge may authorize the pretrial release of a certain defendant on suitable bail or certain other conditions or both,requires a judge to order the continued detention of a defendant who is considered likely to flee or to pose a danger to another person or the community.