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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group has taken the first step to asking voters next year to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers and other government employees accused in shootings or other actions. The group calling itself Accountability Ohio Now filed paperwork Monday, and then gathered to promote the issue in front of the… Read More
Justice Clarence Thomas dissents, saying the “qualified immunity doctrine appears to stray from the statutory text.”
The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.