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Categories: Point of Law
Democratic Leaders in Congress Pushing for End of Qualified Immunity

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and former Rep. Justin Amash, a Libertarian from Michigan, first introduced the legislation last year in the wake of anti-police...

https://www.policemag.com/597171/democratic-leaders-in-congress-pushing-for-end-of-qualified-immunity

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Measure to Repeal Qualified Immunity Defeated in VA General Assembly
Maryland Bill Would End Qualified Immunity for Officers
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Categories: Point of Law
Point of Law: Excessive Force and Failure to Intervene

In Alston v. Swarbrick, Florida deputies faced potential claims of wrongful arrest, unreasonable use of OC spray, and "bystander liability."

https://www.policemag.com/597025/point-of-law-excessive-force-and-failure-to-intervene

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Categories: Point of Law
L.A. County DA Gascón Hires Cop Hating Public Defender as High-Ranking Prosecutor

The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement on the hiring that reads in part: "Once again, Gascón is thumbing his nose at crime victims by...

https://www.policemag.com/596353/l-a-county-da-gascon-hires-cop-hating-public-defender-as-high-ranking-prosecutor

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Categories: Point of Law
Family of Slain Washington Deputy Sues County, Claims Lack of Backup

“Pierce County knowingly put Deputy McCartney in the untenable position of responding without any immediate back-up,” part of the lawsuit said. “But for...

https://www.policemag.com/595150/family-of-slain-washington-deputy-sues-county-over-lack-of-backup

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Categories: Point of Law

The legislation, which would have prohibited an officer from using sovereign or qualified immunity as a defense in court, was set aside to be studied by the...

https://www.policemag.com/593426/measure-to-repeal-qualified-immunity-defeated-in-va-general-assembly

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Virginia House Votes to Eliminate Qualified Immunity for Police, Bill Goes to Senate
Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Mandating Body Cameras for All Officers
Maryland Bill Would End Qualified Immunity for Officers
Editorial: Attacking Qualified Immunity
House of Representatives Approves "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act"

Categories: Point of Law

In a letter sent Wednesday to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, newly elected Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis cited the conduct of former DA...

https://www.policemag.com/592742/case-against-former-atlanta-officer-over-rayshard-brooks-shooting-transferred-to

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Georgia DA That Charged Officers Over Rayshard Brooks Shooting Loses Runoff
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Ice Cream Makers Launch Campaign to Make It Easier to Sue Police

“We are now united in a coalition that is resolved to end this get-out-of-jail free card for bad cops,” Ben Cohen told reporters during the briefing. “It is...

https://www.policemag.com/592426/ice-cream-makers-launch-campaign-to-make-it-easier-to-sue-police

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Editorial: Attacking Qualified Immunity
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Denver Pro Police Rally Attacked by Anti-Police Protesters
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3 NYPD Officers Seriously Injured, Chief Suffers Broken Finger During Protester Attack

Categories: Point of Law

Well-meaning officers need to be trained that the ‘warrior model’ of policing does not fly in Baltimore; that the city is not made safer by a perception in...

https://www.policemag.com/592107/judge-baltimore-pd-has-all-the-elements-necessary-to-succeed-under-consent-decre

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