Officer Decision Making: Why Qualified Immunity Isn’t a Good Guide

11/3/22 at 10:00 AM to 11/3/22 at 11:15 AM

Ask any officer what is important to them and “officer safety” will always be at the top of the list. Yet in countless incidents, officers place themselves at risk unnecessarily—sometimes with tragic results. And when these incidents involve “lawful but awful” decisions by officers, they fuel calls to abolish qualified immunity, further pitting members of the public against law enforcement

Why does this happen? Why do officers, supervisors and administrators fail to see risks that may be placing their members and the public in harm’s way?

Join Mike Ranalli and Laura Scarry to explore these questions and learn strategies to better identify risks and make safer decisions under pressure in this Lexipol webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • What qualified immunity is – and isn’t.
  • Contemporary incidents and cases where officer behavior deviates from best practices and established training.
  • How officers of all ranks can use root cause analysis to identify where failures may occur and mitigate risks lying in wait.
  • Why the debate over qualified immunity obscures the true lessons of many incidents that end in tragic outcomes.

Register today!
Registration is free.
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