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What would happen if qualified immunity is ended across the United States?

There is a growing movement to eliminate qualified immunity for Police officers in the United States. What would happen from a legal perspective if this actually happened? Can officers be personally ...
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Does qualified immunity apply in this circumstance?

If a police officer wilfully disregards their department's code on how to act in a certain situation (e.g. when to shoot), can they still be entitled to qualified immunity? Is there any case law on ...
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Why couldn’t declaratory reliefs in U.S. courts be used as a way forward to stop law-enforcement violence and overturn “qualified immunity”?

Summary of judgement is easier to achieve for civil remedies against claims against the law enforcement since a very narrow construction is used for a wrong having to match the facts of a previously ...
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Does qualified immunity protect p. officers from civil liability if found to have abetted conspiracy or maliciously falsified a criminal report?

Is there any cases that decided this question? Can the DA be sued if they know or should know and maliciously prosecute regardless in such a case? Primarily interested in the State of California.
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Qualified Immunity in Wright Minnesota Shooting

https://abcnews.go.com/US/minnesota-police-officer-fatally-shoots-driver-traffic-stop/story?id=77013068 Given that a Minnesota policewoman used a firearm, when she verbally indicated she would Taser a ...
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Immunity for government officials

Officer Brian Sicknick was injured in the January 6, 2021 incident at the Capitol building. It is reported that he was struck on the head and later died of his injuries. Assume you are Donald Trump's ...
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