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ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS HAVE APPROVED AN EXPANSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICE REFORM BILL. 

 

THE MEASURE ESTABLISHES STATEWIDE USE OF FORCE STANDARDS AND BANS CERTAIN TECHNIQUES. IT EVENTUALLY MANDATES THE USE OF BODY CAMERAS, LETS SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY MAKE THREE PHONE CALLS AND ENDS CASH BAIL. IT’S SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE JUSTIN SLAUGHTER OF CHICAGO.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE PATRICK WINDHORST OF METROPOLIS VOTED AGAINST THE MEASURE, SAYING IT WILL DECREASE PUBLIC SAFETY.

 

 

UNLIKE PREVIOUS VERSIONS THE LEGISLATION DOES NOT REMOVE QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR POLICE OFFICERS BUT DOES CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE ISSUE. IT NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK.

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