The New York City Council voted Thursday to end qualified immunity for police officers.
The many years old protection has kept officers from being sued or obligated for misconduct.
New York is presently the primary city in the nation to end qualified immunity. The action was passed as a feature of a package of police change bills.
Pundits contended rejecting the protection will make officers less aggressive in battling wrongdoing, in the event that they need to stress over claims.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, in any case, said it “has been utilized to prevent justice to casualties from getting police maltreatment for quite a long time.”
“Established in our nation’s history of fundamental racism, qualified immunity denied Freedom Riders justice and has been utilized to prevent justice to casualties from getting police maltreatment for quite a long time,” he tweeted after the vote. “It ought to never have been permitted, yet I’m pleased that we made a move today to end it here in NYC.”