what is Qualified immunity?

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what is Qualified immunity?

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Qualified immunity shields officers from lawsuits resulting from actions done while on duty unless there is a previous case that proves those actions violated constitutional rights.

in terms of opposition to qualified immunity, the subcommittee heard from Jay Schweikert, a policy analyst for the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, who described the doctrine as the biggest obstacle preventing police accountability. The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank.

Because it was created by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the states themselves are limited in what they can do to address the issues that opponents say qualified immunity has created. M O R E
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