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Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Mandating Body Cameras for All Officers

A state senate version of the bill would have removed qualified immunity for individual police officers, potentially exposing them to civil lawsuits. This provision was eliminated from the house version of the bill.

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MA Lawmakers Agree on Police Reform Bill That Creates POST, Bans Chokeholds

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to vote on a police reform bill that would make some of the biggest changes in years to law enforcement oversight and rules in the state.

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Officer in Street Racing Lawsuit

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against governmental immunity for an officer earlier this month, ending a case that began seven years ago when the officer attempted to stop individuals from drag racing on a local road.

Virginia House Votes to Eliminate Qualified Immunity for Police, Bill Goes to Senate

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday narrowly passed a bill to eliminate qualified immunity for police, a legal defense that often prevents officers from facing civil lawsuits, just days after rejecting the same bill.

Senate Democrats Torpedo GOP's Police Reform Bill

On one major point of dissension between the parties, the Republican bill leaves intact the “qualified immunity” standard that Democrats want to erode, to make it easier for law enforcement officials to be sued for misconduct.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Cases Involving Qualified Immunity for Officers

The Supreme Court passed up at least seven cases Monday that would have allowed it to reconsider aspects of qualified immunity for police.