Should Police Officers Have Qualified Immunity?
May 25, 2021 marks one year since George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Since that day, there has been growing scrutiny of police and a call for greater police accountability as national attention continues to focus on police shootings. Illinois lawmakers are now considering making it easier for residents to sue police officers for violations of statutory or constitutional rights by removing their qualified immunity.
Peter Hanna, Legal Advisor for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois
State Rep. Curtis Tarver (D-25th District), sponsor of HB 1727 "Bad Apples In Law Enforcement" Act
Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director of Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
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