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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 was passed in both the House and Senate in the closing hours of the 101st General Assembly during what is commonly known as the lame duck session. Madison County Sheriff John Lakin is worries about the repercussions if the governor signs this bill.
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Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine tells The Big Z he thinks the governor should pump the brakes on this.
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Unlike previous versions, this legislation does not remove qualified immunity for police officers, but it does create a task force to study the issue. It now goes to the Governor's desk.