• Maine May 5

    ‘Long Overdue Reform': Push to End Qualified Immunity in Maine

    Maine lawmakers are considering changes to the state’s qualified immunity laws, with the state legislature’s judicial committee holding a hearing on a proposal to eliminate qualified immunity there all together. The push in Maine to end the federal legal rule that protects police officers from civil lawsuits while on the job, comes in the wake of the George Floyd...

  • Maine May 5

    Lawmakers Considering Changes to Qualified Immunity in Maine

    The push in Maine to end the federal legal rule that protects police officers from civil lawsuits while on the job, comes in the wake of the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, recent attention on Maine cases involving officers’ use of deadly force and recent investigations into Maine State Police officer disciplinary practices by the Portland Press Herald and Bangor...

  • qualified immunity May 2

    Mass. Commission Starts 5-Month Study of Qualified Immunity

    A Truro Democrat on Friday pushed members of a new commission studying qualified immunity to reach out and listen to a diverse set of voices, saying the group’s primarily white makeup needs to recognize the topic they are studying disproportionately impacts people of color. “I do really want to note the composition of this commission, at least in the...

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