It is stunning that this ruling happened and was virtually unreported. The 11th Circuit, this July, upheld the decision to declare Michael Vickers immune from lawsuit, simply and for no other apparently explanation than he’s a police officer. It essentially sets a binding precedent that, in fact, officers ARE above the law. It’s not about guilt or innocence or liability. This ruling says we don’t even get to start the usual processes to get that answer. There are no words to describe this. That the incident itself happened is shocking and lamentable enough. That fellow lawyers and judges who swore to do justice would uphold this at the highest levels of federal jurisdiction is utterly disheartening.