Ithink we can all relate to losing our temper after someone continues to do something we don't want them to. According to one recent news story, a police officer allegedly slapped a man who wouldn't stop doing what the officer asked him to. The man was apparently wearing a bunny costume and blowing an air horn inside a police station. Apparently, the man was blowing the air horn repeatedly and was asked to stop by two officers. After being asked to stop, two officers began cursing at him and one officer then slapped the man in the face. In Denver and Jefferson County, the police officer who slapped the man could now be facing charges of Assault in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-203.
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Assault in the Second Degree in Douglas County | Slapping Someone is Considered Assault
In Douglas County, the police officer could face Assault in the Second Degree charges if, with intent to cause bodily injury, he caused injury to the man by means of a deadly weapon. In many 2nd Degree Assault cases, men and women face charges because of the broad definition of a deadly weapon. In Colorado, a deadly weapon includes:
- A firearm;
- A knife;
- A bludgeon;
- A weapon, device, instrument, material or substance (inanimate or animate) that is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury in the manner it's used.
In the police officer's case, if he caused injury to the man by slapping him, it would likely be considered Second Degree Assault as his hands would be considered a deadly weapon, causing injury in the manner it was used.
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