In a cover story in today's New York Times, reporters tackle the problem of police perjury, telling the story of a detective indicted for false statements earlier this year. H&F sued the detective in two recent cases, winning settlements for our clients.
In District of Columbia v. Wesby, 15-145, the Supreme Court revisited the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields police officers when their conduct does not violate a citizen's clearly established rights. In theory, it leaves liable only the plainly incompetent and those who knowingly violate the law. In practice, it's a bit more complicated.