HB 609 Could End Qualified Immunity, Ensuring Police Who Use Excessive or Deadly Force Face Justice

June 1, 2021

When an officer uses excessive or deadly force, but no prosecutor will press criminal charges against them, victims and their families have to seek legal justice on their own. Unfortunately, because of qualified immunity protection, typically these prosecution efforts are fruitless.  Qualified immunity protects law enforcement from prosecution if they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights, […]

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