Police Reform: McConnell Signals Concern Over Qualified Immunity

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) signaled concerns on Tuesday about changes to a legal shield for police officers
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Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) signaled concerns on Tuesday about changes to a legal shield for police officers — a major sticking point in bipartisan police reform negotiations on Capitol Hill.

"The whole problem it seems to me in this whole area of police reform ... is without qualified immunity, how do you get people to do law enforcement work?" McConnell said at a stop in Kentucky.

"We're grappling with that issue in Washington," McConnell added.

McConnell's remarks come amid months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to try to reach a policy reform deal.

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