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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
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
Categories: Point of Law
Editorial: Attacking Qualified Immunity

Activists have launched a political and legislative campaign to make it even easier to sue you.

https://www.policemag.com/596878/editorial-attacking-qualified-immunity
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
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
Categories: Point of Law

The bill also raises the cap for damages paid to victims and allows jurisdictions to revoke an officer's pension.

https://www.policemag.com/595146/maryland-bill-would-end-qualified-immunity-for-officers
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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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
Categories: Point of Law
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
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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Under the California Constitution and California Civil Code section 52.3, the AG is authorized to conduct civil investigations into whether a law...

https://www.policemag.com/591759/ca-attorney-general-launches-civil-rights-investigation-of-lasd
Categories: Point of Law

A state senate version of the bill would have removed qualified immunity for individual police officers, potentially exposing them to civil lawsuits. This...

https://www.policemag.com/590595/illinois-legislature-passes-bill-mandating-body-cameras-for-all-officers
Categories: Point of Law

In its motion, the prosecution argued that putting off the trial until June 7 "appropriately balances the need to protect public health with the need to...

https://www.policemag.com/589350/prosecutors-want-to-delay-former-officers-trial-over-floyd-death-because-of-covi
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Sentence Reduced for CO Man who Killed Cop as Juvenile

Under that court filing, the prosecution and defense also agreed that Raymond Gone should face a new sentence of between 40 to 48 years in prison with the...

https://www.policemag.com/587802/sentence-reduced-for-co-man-who-killed-cop-as-juvenile
Categories: Point of Law
LA County DA Wants to Drop Special Circumstances Against Accused Cop Killer

In June 2019, police say Rhett Nelson shot LASD deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano in the back of the head while he was waiting in line at an Alhambra Jack in the...

https://www.policemag.com/586717/la-county-da-wants-to-drop-special-circumstances-against-accused-cop-killer
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Judge Holds Seattle Police in Contempt Over Use of Less-Lethal Weapons at Protests

The Monday ruling by Judge Richard Jones of the Western District of Washington in Seattle said the department had failed to prove that its use of pepper...

https://www.policemag.com/585933/judge-holds-seattle-police-in-contempt-over-use-of-less-lethal-weapons-at-protes
Categories: Point of Law

Anderson’s order rejected the city of Minneapolis’ attempt to throw out the lawsuit because the city said residents lacked standing to sue.

https://www.policemag.com/584301/judge-rules-minneapolis-residents-can-sue-city-over-reduced-police-protection
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Lawsuit Accuses Chicago Officers of Brutalizing, Violating Rights of 60 Protesters

The 203-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court on behalf of 60 people who claim they were victimized by officers during protests

https://www.policemag.com/583361/lawsuit-accuses-chicago-officers-of-brutalizing-violating-rights-of-60-protester
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According to the complaint, Sydanmaa was disciplined three times for separate posts on Hussle, the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court...

https://www.policemag.com/583060/lapd-officer-suing-city-over-discipline-related-to-his-social-media-posts
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New L.A. County DA Reopens 4 Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Cases

Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has selected a deadly 2015 police shooting in Long Beach as one of four cases he plans to...

https://www.policemag.com/582578/new-l-a-county-da-reopens-4-fatal-officer-involved-shooting-cases


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