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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Kirkland
Citation:12 F. 3d 199 (11th Cir. 1994)
The victim, Donald Cook, was employed by A&S Transportation Corporation. A&S contracted with the Postal Service to provide drivers for mail collection and delivery to various post offices. These contract drivers are not entitled to postal career benefits or any protections of civil service jobs. Additionally, these employees work badges that stated at the top “NON POSTAL SERVICE CONTRACT EMPLOYEE”. The conviction on appeal, regards the defendant’s killing of a postal worker working in the course of their duties with the defendant arguing that the victim was not a postal employee or officer in the statute he was charged under.
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