Tyre Nichols’ death renews push to pass the Justice in Policing Act; a retired police captain condemns the lack of police accountability; Maryland sets its sights on ending qualified immunity; and more!
A Yale professor challenges assumptions about policing and crime; Washington State eyes a bill to end qualified immunity; Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend settles with the city of Louisville; and more!
Following President Biden’s State of the Union speech, congresswomen Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley held a rally March 3 in front of the Department of Justice, reigniting the call to end qualified immunity at the federal level.
Newsday takes a look at S 1991, the bill to end qualified immunity in New York, and speaks to End QI NY’s Katerina Siira about how this measure will transform public safety in the Empire State.
On June 28, Sonia Pruitt published an op-ed for CNN. In her piece, the former police captain shares her thoughts on qualified immunity (QI). Captain Pruitt says that QI must go.
Congresswoman Cori Bush recently appeared on CNN to talk about qualified Immunity (QI). On the “Inside Politics” program, the St. Louis Democrat says she refuses to vote on any police reform legislation that does not include ending QI. She feels that getting rid of the court-created loophole is necessary to achieve real reform.
Janai Nelson talks about qualified immunity (QI) on MSNBC. She is Associate Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Nelson recently sat down with Andrea Mitchell to discuss police reform measures and why ending qualified immunity is a must.
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass recently appeared on ABC’s The View to look at qualified immunity. The House Democrat came by the popular daytime talk show to speak about police reform. A criminal justice reform advocate, Rep. Bass is a leading sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, shares his thoughts on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict.
The New York Times recently published a new article on recent developments that suggest the Supreme Court may be open to trimming the qualified immunity doctrine that shields police officers from lawsuits.