Get Out of Jail Card : Courts Grant Qualified Immunity to Police in More Than Half of Cases When Invoked


(From Reason)

They have done this more often in recent years, establishing what Reuters calls a “growing tendency, influenced by guidance from the Supreme Court, to grant police immunity.” The courts also increasingly avoid ruling on whether the alleged conduct violated the Constitution, “thereby avoiding establishing a precedent for future cases and making it harder to win cases against the police.”


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