Letter from President Owensby - Regarding Senator Braun
Posted On: Jul 02, 2020
As you know Senator Mike Braun recently introduced a proposal that would modify qualified immunity. After the release of the proposal and subsequent contact by the Senator’s staff, your Indiana FOP had a 30-minute conversation with Senator Braun regarding his proposal. During that conversation we agreed that we would continue a conversation regarding QI and the Senator was encouraged to reach out to National FOP President Pat Yoes-which Braun committed to do. A few days later Senator Braun appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show and made comments that warranted further discussion. A meeting was scheduled with the FOP and the organizations that make up our Law Enforcement Coalition: Indiana Sheriff’s Assoc, Indiana Assoc of Chiefs of Police, Indiana State Police and the State Police Alliance, as well as other legislative partners. Senator Braun appeared on that Zoom meeting and a lively discussion was had by all. The Senator has agreed that the proposed bill was “not going anywhere” and that he would pledge to consult this group before introducing any legislation that affected LE-especially any legislation re: QI. As a group we agreed to continue conversation with Senator Braun.