Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (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.
McConnell’s remarks come amid months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to try to reach a policy reform deal.
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