May 25, 2021, marks the one year anniversary of Floyd’s murder at the hands of ex-cop Derek Chauvin. In the last 12 months, we’ve witnessed a dramatic increase in the nationwide demand for greater police accountability.
As The New York Times reports, NYC City Council voted on a large police reform package that ends qualified immunity (QI) as a defense for police officers in local civil lawsuits.
A recent piece looks at a state-mandated report on Connecticut’s attempts to curb QI. The conclusion? The proposed reforms are unlikely to impact municipal insurance costs.
HB 6004, a qualified immunity reform in Connecticut signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont that will improve police accountability.