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qualified immunity

What is qualified immunity?

June 11, 2020 by Leave your thoughts

The murder of George Floyd sparked massive protests across the nation.¬† Protestors are loudly speaking out against police violence. The issue is deep and longstanding. There are no simple answers or quick fixes. One idea that reformers keep bringing up is to get rid of “qualified immunity.” It sounds confusing so we want to take a moment to break it...

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Lawsuit Alleging Police Retaliation To Go Forward

December 15, 2016 by

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a civil rights lawsuit to go forward against an officer of the Douglasville, South Carolina Police Department.  According to a complaint filed by Officer Derrick Bailey, he was hired by the department in 2010.  Bailey had seventeen years of prior experience in law enforcement, He received positive performance reviews through his first couple of years...

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