How Qualified Immunity Protects Police When Citizens Say Rights Were Violated

2020-06-15

Judges and groups from both ends of the political spectrum have expressed a desire to limit immunity for officers.

Even when video evidence strongly indicates that a law enforcement officer has acted in a way that violates the law, police often keep their jobs. Why? 

The answer is often rooted in a legal doctrine called qualified immunity, that protects police from liability. Some are calling for changes to, or even abolition of the protections for law enforcement officers.

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Posted by: Pat Monks