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, […]

“There Are No Real Rules” Louisiana Task Force Approves Lenient Officer Shooting Internal Investigation Regulations

January 21, 2021

On Thursday, the Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force approved numerous new regulations that they believe will enable better policing in Louisiana.  Their longest debate centered around whether law enforcement agencies should be allowed to internally investigate when their officer’s shoot people and it results in a death or serious injury.  The Task Force […]

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