NJ Spotlight News

Questions over qualified immunity after Supreme Court rebuff

Clip: 10/06/2021 | 4m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to hear a case by the Gibbons family hoping to revive a lawsuit against a New Jersey state trooper who fatally shot Willie Gibbons, a mentally ill man holding a gun to his own head in 2011. The decision raises a number of questions about qualified immunity, which protects law enforcement and other government workers from liability in certain circumstances.

Aired: 10/06/21

Rating: NR

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