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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Police Over Excessive Force Claims
The Supreme Court on Oct. 18 ruled in favor of police in two cases in which plaintiffs had argued that officers used excessive force, overturning lower court rulings that allowed ...
October 18, 2021
Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Preliminary Agreement on Police Reform Bill
A trio of bipartisan lawmakers leading negotiations on a comprehensive police reform package have reached a preliminary bipartisan ...
June 25, 2021
Police Officers Leave NYPD as Anti-Police Sentiment Shatters Morale
More than 5,300 New York police officers resigned or retired last year—a sharp increase of 75 percent over ...
May 15, 2021
Orange County Sheriff Calls for Continuation of Qualified Immunity
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes is speaking out against recent congressional reform initiatives that involve eliminating qualified immunity, a law that grants government ...
May 12, 2021
Drew Van Voorhis
Police Reform and Personal Responsibility
Commentary It is indeed rare, if not unprecedented, to see a highly diverse group of organizations such as ...
April 28, 2021
New Mexico Eliminates Qualified Immunity for Public Officials, Including Police
New Mexico has eliminated a legal defense known as qualified immunity, making it easier to sue government employees, ...
April 8, 2021
New York City Cuts Qualified Immunity for Police Officers
The New York City Council has passed a series of measures that affect police operations, including a hotly ...
March 29, 2021
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Another Case Challenging Qualified Immunity for Police
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away another opportunity to review a widely debated legal doctrine—known as “qualified ...
March 8, 2021
2 House Democrats Vote Alongside Republicans to Keep Qualified Immunity for Police
Two Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against a police reform package introduced by their colleagues that would ...
March 4, 2021
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Abolish Qualified Immunity for Police
A group of lawmakers has renewed efforts to make it easier to sue police officers for damages by reintroducing ...
March 2, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Against Protections for Law Enforcement Officials
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against claims of qualified immunity in the case of alleged mistreatment of ...
November 2, 2020
Abolishing Qualified Immunity Could Hinder Police Officers from Doing Their Jobs: Police Groups
Police groups are concerned that making it easier to sue police officers for damages would cause them to ...
July 24, 2020
Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to End Doctrine Shielding Police Officers From Misconduct Suits
Joining a chorus of lawmakers calling for police accountability, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Bernie Sanders ...
July 2, 2020
The Devil in the Details of Police Reform
Commentary The time for serious police reforms has come. There is no ignoring that fact. Cities and states ...
June 28, 2020
Republican Senator Introduces Legislation to Limit Qualified Immunity for Police
Breaking from his Republican Colleagues, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) is introducing a bill on Tuesday to limit qualified immunity for ...
June 23, 2020
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenges to Legal Doctrine Shielding Police From Misconduct Lawsuits
The Supreme Court on June 15 declined to revisit a widely debated legal doctrine—known as "qualified immunity"—that insulates ...
June 15, 2020
Republican Sen. Tim Scott: There Is a Way Forward for Bi-partisan Police Reform
Republican Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is leading the GOP effort to draft police reform legislation in response to ...
June 15, 2020
George Floyd’s Death Renews Calls to Revisit ‘Qualified Immunity’ for Police Misconduct
Nationwide protests against police violence are still persisting more than a week after George Floyd died while taking ...
June 3, 2020
Representative Justin Amash Calls for End to Qualified Immunity for Police
Congressman Justin Amash (I-Mich.) is introducing legislation that will remove a law called “qualified immunity,” which makes it ...
June 1, 2020
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Biden Administration Is Withdrawing OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
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