De-escalation is a big part of being a police officer.
If you got a job as an EMT, for instance, it would be inappropriate to insist on only driving the ambulance while refusing to administer CPR as needed. Any functioning adult understands that a job requires you to perform every applicable duty and responsibility. So how come this simple expectation does not apply to all police officers?
Bad cops have access to a legal loophole called qualified immunity that allows them to avoid a huge part of their job: the de-escalation of tense situations. These cops would rather use excessive force than de-escalate a tense situation because qualified immunity protects them from any real accountability.
Ending qualified immunity will force bad cops to carry out the full demands of their job knowing that excessive use of force might have legal consequences for them. Afterall, use of force should be the last resort for any good police officer.
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