We see good cops in our neighborhood every day. They are helping us and our neighbors in our greatest times of need when we are scared, in danger, or simply need another pair of hands. These cops are selfless and perform an essential public service for us all. These cops also don’t need qualified immunity.
Good cops do their jobs well, it is as plain as that. They are thoughtful and follow their training even when making a split second decision. Good cops are not the ones using deadly choke holds or shooting first and asking questions later. The only members of our law enforcement agencies who would be impacted if our legislature ended the legal loophole of qualified immunity are the bad cops who use excessive force. If we want to protect our men and women in blue, we need to end qualified immunity and get bad cops off the force.
MARIA GREENWALD, Escondido
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