ACS has released a new issue brief, authored by Kami N. Chavis and Conor Degnan, exploring the difficulty in holding police officers accountable in excessive force cases.
The report focuses on the conflicts of interest that confront prosecutors who bring charges against officers they work with, the difficulty of overcoming qualified immunity in excessive force lawsuits, and the federal government’s reluctance to intervene in police departments with patterns and practices of abuse.
This Issue Brief summarizes some of the traditional mechanisms for holding police accountable for misconduct,
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