18 U.S.C. § 242 : US Code - Section 242: Deprivation of rights under color of law

Search 18 U.S.C. § 242 : US Code - Section 242: Deprivation of rights under color of law

      Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation,
    or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory,
    Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any
    rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the
    Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different
    punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being
    an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed
    for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury
    results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if
    such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a
    dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this
    title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death
    results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if
    such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated
    sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or
    an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned
    for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to
    death.