High court rejects plan to make cops immune

The Corte Suprema de Justicia has frowned on a proposed law that it said would provide immunity for policemen in their daily work.

The law is one designed to increase the security of citizens, and the legislature asked the court for an opinion.

José Manuel Arroyo analyzed the proposal for the benefit of his fellow magistrates.

The court summary said that the presumption in all police activities under the proposal is that there is justification for legitimate defense or excessive response in defense. This would create impunity for officers, the court said.

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