WHAT IS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY?
Qualified immunity has become a hot button issue as groups across the country are calling for repeal.
Qualified immunity protects government officials, like law enforcement, from being held personally liable for things that happen on the job, unless they violate a “clearly established law”.
“Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably.” – Pearson v. Callahan.
While the debate will no doubt rage on in the weeks and months to come, National Police Support Fund continues to stand with our nation’s police officers and continues to fight for their protection under the law.