Phil Boas: Qualified Immunity, Police Unions And The Defund Movement

Published: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:07pm
Updated: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:50pm
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The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

As protests over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality continue, we’ve heard people on both sides of the political aisle talk about the need for reform. A couple of issues that have been in the spotlight are ending qualified immunity for police and limiting certain powers of police unions.

Phil Boas, editorial page editor for the Republic, joined The Show for his weekly appearance to discuss a column by Jon Gabriel. He began by defining qualified immunity.

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