Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) rejected the Democrats’ final offer on police reform because Republicans wouldn’t change immunity for cops.
Bipartisan Police Reform Is Dead
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said Wednesday that he called Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) to tell him the Democrats were done negotiating after Mr. Scott didn’t accept their final offer. Mr. Scott’s office didn’t immediately comment.
As talks progressed, however, the lawmakers were unable to resolve differences over how police officers should be prosecuted and held liable, including whether to change or eliminate a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity that shields officers from lawsuits. Democrats favored more sweeping changes, while Republicans sought more incremental moves.
Democrats Wanted Real Police Reform. Republicans Wanted To Pretend.
The fact that Republicans would not engage in a serious conversation to improve community policing, and hold officers who break the law instead of upholding it accountable shows their complete lack of seriousness and concern …