Rebecca J. Kavanagh @DrRJKavanagh New York City Public Defender, @theappeal Media Relations Director, Writer, @nyulaw, @sydneylawschool, @sydney_uni. Views my own. Jul. 04, 2019 1 min read

The reason Kamala Harris is not mentioned in Jamal Trulove's civil suit is because prosecutors have absolute immunity, meaning they cannot be sued for prosecutorial misconduct, no matter how egregious

Police officers have what is called qualified immunity. That is explained here. 

Harris not being named in the suit doesn't mean she didn't do anything wrong.

It means our legal system has no adequate mechanism to hold prosecutors (or police) accountable.

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