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Friday, May 16, 2014
City: 13 officers have 'qualified immunity'
It's the first legal move by Key West in the Eimers case

The 13 Key West police officers named in a wrongful death lawsuit are entitled to qualified immunity, the legal protection meant to ensure government officials can do their jobs without fear of being held personally liable, the city's attorneys say.

Qualified immunity is allowed as a defense for officials working "within the scope" of their authority, according to case law c...

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