Legislative Update

Throughout the weekend, we have been in numerous  communications with members of the legislature as well as the administration including those in the House and Senate responsible for creating legislation for their branches. As bad as some of the already released legislation cripples law enforcement, we are aware of a concerted effort by some to take it a step further  and do away with qualified immunity. We are making the protection from frivolous lawsuits that would result if abolished, our first priority.  We urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to stop demonizing our profession and continue to offer you  and your families the protections that allow you to do your job. We do not and never will condone criminal behavior by the bad actors among us but can’t stand idle as our noble profession is broadly vilified. Keep your heads high and continue to serve and protect.

Jim Machado