Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren propose ending 'qualified immunity' for police, which would make it easier to hold them liable for wrongdoing on the job

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The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job.

The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.

"Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too many Black lives must begin with accountability," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a statement.

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Three Senate progressives have introduced a bill that would end "qualified immunity" for police and other public officials, making it easier to hold them personally liable for wrongdoing on the job.

Under current law, a law enforcement officer can violate a citizen's constitutional rights but, in practice, be spared from having to financially compensate their victim in all but the most egregious cases indeed, only if another court has previously, and explicitly, defined the exact same chain of events as illegal abuse.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:4 tax breaks every US college student should know aboutThe best smartwatches14 US presidents who were members of one of the most mysterious and powerful secret societies in history