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Monday, June 15, 2020

Police Qualified Immunity

There is a reason that police officers, in the course of their law enforcement duties, have qualified immunity from being personally sued. Without this limited legal protection, there would be no law enforcement. Contingency lawyers would move in and kill the profession. Under these conditions, who in their right mind would risk personal bankruptcy by becoming a cop?  Instead of removing this essential protection, making it easier for police administrators to discipline offending officers is a better, more realistic option. Media pundits and politicians advocating for the removal of this vital protection do not know what they are talking about.  

2 comments:

  1. Makes sense to me, but try running this by the unions.

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  2. Police unions have gotten too powerful, and that is an obstacle to police reform.

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