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HomeVideoCan qualified immunity and police accountability coexist? Two experts weigh in

Can qualified immunity and police accountability coexist? Two experts weigh in


Qualified immunity protects police from lawsuits if they harm people while on the job. Advocates want it to end, but dropping it from police reform talks may make it hard for a final bill to pass Congress. Lisa Desjardins discusses it with Joanna Schwartz, professor of law at UCLA, and Lenny Kesten, a partner lawyer in Boston who has represented hundreds of police officers in civil rights cases.

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