Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact. The bill is lengthy—more than 700 pages—and touches many areas of policing:
The bill is lengthy—more than 700 pages—and touches many areas of policing:
It creates a process for the state's attorney general to take a law enforcement officer to civil court
It mandates body cameras for all police officers in the state
It establishes that after January 2023, monetary bail will be abolished within the state.
It establishes a new class 3 felony of law enforcement misconduct,
It allows cities with populations greater than 100,000 to require that police live within city limits.
It allows other first responders besides police to direct people they encounter with substance abuse problems toward treatment programs, without requiring an arrest.
It allows funds for police and first responders to carry naloxone and similar supplies that can reverse opioid overdoses.
It prohibits law enforcement agencies from requesting or receiving excess military equipment,
It prohibits retaliation against whistleblower
It demands that all records connected to complaints against police officers and investigations of police officers be retained permanently.
It adds crisis intervention and de-escalation training to the curriculum for new police officers and to mandatory training every three years.
It requires the state police to participate in and provide data to the FBI's National Use of Force database.
It amends the police disciplinary process system so that officers under investigation are not provided the names of those filing the complaint, and so that it is no longer a requirement for people to provide their names in order to file a complaint about police misconduct.
It halts the practice of suspending driver's licenses for failure to pay traffic citations or abandoned vehicle fees.
It amends the definition of resisting or obstructing a police officer to require that, in order to arrest and individual for resisting arrest, there must be an underlying offense for which the person was subject to arrest. No more charging people only with resisting arrest.
It forbids the use of deadly force against people who are a danger only to themselves, and it forbids the use of deadly force against those suspected of committing only property offenses (except in cases of terrorism).
It forbids chokeholds and neck restraints and forbids the use of force as punishment or retaliation.
It establishes a duty to render aid to anybody police encounter who is injured (or anybody they injure
It calls for the citation and release rather than the arrest of anybody accused of traffic offenses, petty offenses, or low-level misdemeanors, unless they pose an obvious threat to others or themselves.
It establishes that all police officers must be certified to perform as law enforcement by the state's Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
It orders the creation of a searchable database of law enforcement officers, available to the public, showing each officer's certification status and any sustained complaints of misconduct. #Illinois #EndCashBail #PoliceMisconduct #PoliceBrutality