As the removal of Qualified immunity hangs in the balance, states across the nation could see a significant increase in crime as well as a significance decrease in police willing to do the job any more.
The idea to remove of qualified immunity from police has lingered over many states for a few months, but now the idea looks like it's turning more into a reality for the big state as it has been brought center stage in the act to reform police.
what is qualified immunity?
Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields government officials from being held personally liable for constitutional violations—like the right to be free from excessive police force—for money damages under federal law so long as the officials did not violate “clearly established” law.
Just as with defunding, the introduction of the removal of this law could bring about the rise of new problems, such as higher crime and less Police. The Qualified Immunity act doesn't or isn't supposed to defend officers who act with ill intent. The law strictly protects officers when they act within the guidelines of the laws they are governed by. In essence, It protects them from false accusations and frivolous law suits. What many people don't know is that this law actually protects politicians too, But they are only removing it for Law Enforcement.
how will it affect crime
How will it affect crime? Simple, There will be less police on the force. There will be more police that are less proactive as well. Would you drive a car without insurance ? Well with the removal of this law, that is exactly what police are being, Not asked, but told to do.