2 House Democrats Vote Alongside Republicans to Keep Qualified Immunity for Police

Two Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against a police reform package introduced by their colleagues that would bring broad changes to the way policing is carried out across the country. One of the key oppositions to the bill was that it weakens legal immunity for officers, making it harder for them to do their job. Reps. Jared F. Golden (D-Maine) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) on Wednesday voted to preserve the qualified immunity that protects officers from being sued because of a split-second decision made in the line of duty. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in a 220-212 vote. Golden said in a press statement that, while he voted in favor of the bill last year, he was not satisfied with eliminating qualified immunity. “My vote for the bill at the time reflected my sincere desire to move forward with negotiations, even though ...

2 House Democrats Vote Alongside Republicans to Keep
Qualified Immunity for Police
Two Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against a police reform package introduced by their colleagues that would bring broad changes to the way policing is carried out across the country. One of the key oppositions to the bill was that it weakens legal immunity for officers, making it harder for them to do their job. Reps. Jared F. Golden (D-Maine) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) on Wednesday voted to preserve the qualified immunity that protects officers from being sued because of a split-second decision made in the line of duty. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in a 220-212 vote. Golden said in a press statement that, while he voted in favor of the bill last year, he was not satisfied with eliminating qualified immunity. “My vote for the bill at the time reflected my sincere desire to move forward with negotiations, even though ...