McConnell signals concern over changes to qualified immunity in police reform

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled concerns on Tuesday about changes to a legal shield for police officers — a major sticking point in bipartisan police reform negotiations on Capitol Hill.

“The whole problem it seems to me in this whole area of police reform … is without qualified immunity, how do you get people to do law enforcement work?” McConnell said at a stop in Kentucky.

“We’re grappling with that issue in Washington,” McConnell added.