Stephen Levin, the former NYC council member who helped limit qualified immunity in the Big Apple, says New York and other states must now “step up to protect their residents.”
In a recent article, Slate examines schoolteachers and qualified immunity (QI). As Slate notes, the fight to end QI mostly focuses on bad cops. However, “it is important to keep in mind that qualified immunity extends beyond just police-civilian interactions.”
In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court limits the ability for cops to claim qualified immunity (QI). In doing so, the court expanded the ability for victims of police violence to sue, Reuters reports.
In 2016, Jose Oliva, a Vietnam vet and retired law enforcement agent, arrived for a dentist appointment at his local VA hospital.