New York City Council Votes To End Qualified Immunity

The New York City Council just voted to end qualified immunity for police officers.

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- The New York City Council just voted to end qualified immunity for police officers. The protection has prevented officers from being sued or liable for misconduct. New York City is the first city in the country to end qualified immunity for officers. Critics argue scrapping this protection would make officers less aggressive in fighting crime if they have to worry about lawsuits. The measure was passed by the council as part of a package of police reform bills.