The fight to end qualified immunity for cops

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At the intersection of Sunset and Vine, LAPD officers attempt to drive back a small group of protestors. Here, an officer and a protestor engage in a protracted staring match. Angelenos took to the streets to protest continued police violence in the wake of George Floyd's murder by Minnesota police. June 1, 2020, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Aaron Guy Leroux/ Sipa USA.

KCRW looks at the 50-year-old Supreme Court doctrine known as qualified immunity, which protects police officers accused of using excessive force.