Some qualified immunity limitations for CT police officers start Thursday

Connecticut

(WTNH) — The beginning of some limitations to qualified immunity for Connecticut police officers starts Thursday.

Qualified immunity gives officers some protection from being sued. But, the police accountability bill that became law last year says officers will now be personally liable in cases where they’ve knowingly violated someone’s rights.

Supporters say it takes protections away from bad officers. Critics argue the law already does that.

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