Qualified Immunity

It may well be premature to say that this is a trend in the law but there are an increasing number of cases finding that police may not have qualified immunity for their actions. For example,  A federal appeals court rejected an attempt by North Carolina police officers to avoid liability for their roles in the wrongful convictions of Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, two intellectually disabled brothers found guilty of murder 35 years ago. The court refused to grant the officials qualified immunity, allowing the brothers’ lawsuit to proceed. 4TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

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