Task force considers changes to qualified immunity for Illinois law enforcement officers

SPRINGFIELD – A new state task force continued discussions Thursday as to what changes could be made to the way state law approaches qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.  Qualified immunity is a court doctrine granting protection for law enforcement officers and other government officials from certain civil lawsuits seeking monetary damages for civil rights […]

Lawmakers Eye Limits On Qualified Immunity For Law Enforcement

SPRINGFIELD — State legislators are considering eliminating or limiting aspects of qualified immunity for law enforcement. Qualified immunity isn’t an explicit federal statute or law but a legal doctrine established in its current form by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1982 case Harlow v. Fitzgerald which grants government officials immunity from civil suits in […]