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Although mayors, law enforcement, and community groups statewide urged a veto, Governor JB Pritzker signed the so-called crime bill during a midday event today (Monday). The ACLU of Illinois praised the measure it said holds police accountable. House Bill 3653 will drastically change use-of-force guidelines, incentivize body cameras for every police department in the state, and end cash bail.
Pritzker had this to say about those urging a veto:
Click here for Pritzker's comments
Many in law enforcement say this may lead to a mass exodus of good officers for other states or other professions.