Illinois legislators approve police reforms and elimination of money bail

Each homes of the Illinois Basic Meeting handed a significant overhaul of policing and legal justice for the state in a last-minute vote throughout its lame-duck session Wednesday. The regulation now awaits the signature of Gov. JB Pritzker.

The final version of the legislation, which sprawls throughout greater than 750 pages, was launched late Tuesday. Senators had about an hour to assessment the ultimate laws earlier than voting on it. A earlier invoice, which racked up four,000 registered supporters and 20,000 registered opponents, was pulled Monday and rewritten.

If Pritzer indicators the regulation, the state will eradicate money bail for all legal circumstances besides for people who’re discovered to be a menace to the group by a decide. The governor in October expressed his desire to eradicate the state’s money bail system.

Each Illinois police officer may also be required to put on a physique digital camera if Pritzker indicators the regulation. Different modifications that will come along with his signature embrace a mechanism to decertify drawback law enforcement officials and better transparency about deaths of individuals in prisons, jails, and police custody.

You may learn extra concerning the laws at the Sun Times.

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