Serious Trouble, Episode 2: Why Is It So Hard To Hold Police Accountable For Failures Like Uvalde?

To find episode notes, transcripts, a discussion thread and to become a subscriber (so that you receive all Serious Trouble episodes), visit us at week's episode is all about the Uvalde massacre, the botched police response, and what legal rights you have to expect the police to perform their jobs. You may be surprised to learn they’re pretty limited. Ken and Josh also talk about where the idea of qualified immunity comes from, and when it does (and doesn’t) protect police from liability for their actions. And they discuss why Texas law may put the various government agencies involved in this debacle on pretty solid ground when they refuse to disclose embarrassing documents, such as body camera footage. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit

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An irreverent podcast about the law from Josh Barro and Ken White.