In a 72-page opinion, a federal judge challenged the Supreme Court to abolish the qualified immunity defense.
Victims of police abuse are filing litigation and at least one judge has halted some of the most egregious misconduct.
The antiquated legal doctrine has insulated police for decades from serious prosecution of even wanton misconduct.
The Justice in Policing Act falls short by allocating additional resources to the current system of policing.
Since the 1994 election cycle, police unions and PACs have donated over $1.1 million to congressional campaigns.
The doctrine of qualified immunity has been repeatedly invoked to quash litigation brought against police officers.
SCOTUS will determine if high-ranking US officials can be sued for civil rights abuses that occurred just after September 11.
The Supreme Court’s ruling about whether the police had a right to shoot a mentally ill woman wielding a knife has broad ramifications.