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1568. Assaults On Specific Officials -- 18 U.S.C. 1114

For offenses prior to April 24, 1996, the Federal officials protected from assault and murder include not only those enumerated in 18 U.S.C. §  1114, but also any additional officials designated for coverage under 18 U.S.C. § 1114 by regulations issued pursuant to the authority granted to the Attorney General. These regulations can be found in 28 C.F.R. Part 64. For offenses occurring on or after April 24, 1996, § 1114 is expanded to include any officer or employee of the United States or of any agency in any branch of the United States Government. There is no longer any provision for the Attorney General to designate individuals under § 1114 pursuant to regulation. See Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, § 727(a), Pub. L. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214, 1302.

[cited in JM 9-65.600]

Updated January 17, 2020