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 op-ed for EBONY, activist Najee Ali urges action on ending qualified immunity (QI). In her piece, the civil rights activist looks at how, by shielding bad cops from liability, QI has contributed to years of police violence.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield recently appeared on CBS News to air their thoughts on QI. The ice cream innovators and CTEQI co-chairs talk about our campaign, police accountability, and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson recently spoke to MSNBC’s Lawerence O’Donnell about ending qualified immunity in New York in light of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.
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.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson voiced his support of a package the Council introduced that contains 11 bills—including one to end qualified immunity—that aims to “change the footprint of policing in New York City”