ABC10 quotes Professor Chin about officers' qualified immunity against civil judgments
Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin spoke to Sacramento’s ABC10 news station on June 10 about qualified immunity, a legal doctrine in United States federal law that shields government officials from being held personally accountable for discretionary actions performed within their official capacities.
The ABC10 report considered qualified immunity in the context of George Floyd’s death in May, and whether fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, could be held accountable in civil court. Watch the ABC10 report
Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett Jr. Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law. He is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.