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NAPO testifies supporting qualified immunity before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 1, 2022

NAPO’s Executive Director and General Counsel Bill Johnson testified March 31 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a hearing entitled, “Examining Civil Rights Litigation Reform, Part 1: Qualified Immunity”.

Johnson was one of two witnesses asked to testify about the importance of qualified immunity and the consequences of repealing it. He was the only witness who spoke on behalf of rank-and-file officers. The remaining witnesses testified in support of full repeal or at least significant change of the legal doctrine.

Johnson’s testimony begins at approximately the 1:02:30 mark in the video link below.

To read his complete testimony, please click on Johnson’s Written Qualified Immunity Testimony below.

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