Supreme Court backs qualified immunity for police officers, allowing cops greater protection from lawsuits

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A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019. Associated Press/Susan Walsh

The Supreme Court on Monday granted qualified immunity for police officers accused of using excessive force in separate cases in California and Oklahoma, according to Reuters.

Qualified immunity grants cops greater protections against being sued for incidents that occur while they’re on duty.

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