Ayanna Pressley fights qualified immunity (QI). The Massachusetts congresswoman recently spoke with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on the need to keep QI reform in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JPA).
Limiting or ending QI “could fundamentally change policing,” Velshi states. The doctrine is very controversial. QI’s supporters defend it because they feel police need special protections when making split-second decisions. However, those who oppose QI feel differently. They believe that QI shields bad cops from accountability when they act unlawfully.