Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Rauner signs body cam bill
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rauner signs body cam bill

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

By Barton Lorimor Email | @bartonlorimor

* From a press release…

Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 1304 today to create the Police and Community Improvement Act.

“Today we are taking steps to strengthen the relationship between our law enforcement officers and the public they protect with the Police and Community Improvement Act,” Governor Rauner said. “As a society, we must ensure the safety of both the public and law enforcement. SB 1304 establishes new and important guidelines and training for police departments and their officers, while protecting the public by prohibiting officers from using excessive force. I thank the legislators who sponsored this bill. It will have a lasting and positive impact on the people of Illinois.”

Additional Background: Illinois is the first state in the country to pass comprehensive legislation that include procedures for police departments that utilize body cameras; establish reporting requirements for officers who make stops or arrests; crisis intervention and racial sensitivity training; and prohibits excessive force like choke holds.

A detailed description courtesy of Sen. Raoul’s office…

Senate Bill 1304 implements numerous recommendations of the federal task force by

· - Requiring independent investigations of all officer-involved deaths

· - Improving mandatory officer training in areas such as the proper use of force, cultural competency, recognizing implicit bias, interacting with persons with disabilities and assisting victims of sexual assault

· - Creating a statewide database of officers who have been dismissed due to misconduct or resigned during misconduct investigations

· - Improving data collection and reporting of officer-involved and arrest-related deaths and other serious incidents

· - Establishing a Commission on Police Professionalism to make further recommendations on the training and licensing of law enforcement officers

The legislation also prohibits the use of choke holds by police and expands the Traffic Stop Statistical Study, which provides insights into racial disparities in vehicular stops and searches, to include pedestrians whom officers “stop and frisk” or temporarily detain for questioning. Finally, it codifies rules concerning the appointment of special prosecutors.

The new law does not require law enforcement agencies to deploy officer-worn body cameras, but if they choose to do so, they must adhere to the following standards:

· - The cameras must be turned on at all times when an officer is responding to a call for service or engaged in law enforcement activities.

· - The cameras can be turned off at the request of a crime victim or witness, or when an officer is talking with a confidential informant.

· - Recordings are exempt from FOIA with some exceptions:

· Recordings can be “flagged” if they have evidentiary value in relation to a use of force incident, the discharge of a weapon or a death.

· “Flagged” recordings may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act; however, in certain sensitive situations, such as a recording of a sexual assault, victim consent is required prior to disclosure.

· - Recordings must be retained for 90 days or, if “flagged,” for two years or until final disposition of the case in which the recording is being used as evidence.

As for the bill’s passage…

“Police unions in this state stepped up to the plate and really led in a lot of the discussions involving the elements that were involved in this bill,” said Sean Smoot, Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association legal counsel and who also served on the White House task force on community policing. “I think that says a lot about our state and about our police officers and the people they put into position of leadership.”

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

11 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 12:00 pm:

    Rauner has done more to revamp criminal justice in one year than Blago and Quinn did in one decade. Same major players in the ilga, different governors. Well done.


  2. - Lobo Y Olla - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 12:33 pm:

    ###Rauner has done more to revamp criminal justice in one year than Blago and Quinn did in one decade. Same major players in the ilga, different governors. Well done###

    Oh, please. The Gov’s Office had very little to do with this bill, other than sign it. This was all done by the members of the GA and the stakeholders. You make it sound like he cut the Gordian Knot.


  3. - Slippin' Jimmy - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 12:36 pm:

    Has to be a step forward for us all….


  4. - Almost the Weekend - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 12:40 pm:

    Credit to Rauner for sticking to fiscal issues. No matter how much people disagree with his fiscal policy on this website it looks like he will leave a positive legacy in Illinois on criminal issues.


  5. - Team Sleep - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 1:37 pm:

    Lobo - sorry, but my educated guess is that a lot of this was done with assurances from Governor Rauner and his staff that he would actually sign the legislation and ensure the programs are implemented without a hitch. Otherwise, all of the efforts of players like Senator Raoul and Reps Sims, Booth and Anthony would have been for show. Instead their efforts are now law and, based on the language in the release, Governor Rauner backs their efforts.


  6. - Common sense Steve - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 1:57 pm:

    The cameras may be mandated by federal law in 2017. So they are just going along with the federal mandate without actually mandating them


  7. - Jack Stephens - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 2:29 pm:

    @Anonymous

    Bruce has done nothing. Empty the prisons of all the pot smokers and then he will have done something. Till then we are paying $20,000.00 plus a year to baby sit them.

    Oh…the prison workers are Union workers. Some make $70,000.00 a year or more to slap bologna sandwiches together with Free Conservative Republican Pensions and Healthcare!


  8. - A guy - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 3:47 pm:

    Good.


  9. - Sir Reel - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 3:51 pm:

    I understand this will be paid for by a $5 increase in traffic ticket and perhaps other fees. I wonder if enough funding will be generated to pay for the actual costs.


  10. - charles in charge - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 4:33 pm:

    ==my educated guess is that a lot of this was done with assurances from Governor Rauner and his staff that he would actually sign the legislation and ensure the programs are implemented without a hitch.==

    Your guess, then, is not very educated. Rauner’s administration had exactly zero involvement in the negotiation of this bill. Vetoing a bipartisan policing reform bill that law enforcement is actually prepared to accept really wasn’t ever a realistic option for the Governor in the current environment.

    ==Rauner has done more to revamp criminal justice in one year than Blago and Quinn did in one decade.==

    There are real reasons to be optimistic that Gov. Rauner will follow through on the very positive things he has said about criminal justice reform, but so far he has not taken much real action except to sign good bills sent to him by the GA. Still, the GA didn’t pass many good criminal justice bills during the Blago or Quinn years, so perhaps you’re right.

    Let’s see what Rauner does with the cannabis decrim bill (HB 218) before we give him too much credit. That bill is a baby step; if he vetoes or AV’s it, it will bode very ill for the much harder reforms that will be necessary to reduce incarceration by 25%, which the Governor states is his goal.


  11. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Aug 13, 15 @ 7:54 pm:

    Kudos to all involved.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Amazon HQ2 site list unveiled
* Out of sight out of mind?
* Frerichs tries to use state investments to prod Facebook into cleaning up its act
* The rise of the billionaire governors
* Camelot promises to grow lottery sales by 40 percent
* Munger tries to defend Rauner veto of Debt Transparency Act
* Rauner: "I can’t comment on any business disputes"
* Question of the day
* Rauner finally takes a stand on a federal issue
* Moody's says "political backlash" against pop tax could make other tax hikes more difficult
* Report: Amazon subsidy could add up to $2 billion
* *** UPDATED x1 *** 10,800 jobs lost in a single month, but Illinois media barely notices
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* MLB open thread
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Proposed Illinois university department ranking.....
* Head of Dem guv group defends Pritzker and his .....
* Slowik: Stage is set for state’s subdued bicent.....
* Rauner looks to Washington for the power to cha.....
* Rauner outlines $200 million in cuts to Illinoi.....
* Chicago releases list of possible Amazon headqu.....
* Rauner looks to Washington for the power to cha.....
* Chicago releases list of possible Amazon headqu.....


* EXCHANGE: Encounter group spawns group of lifelong friends
* EXCHANGE: Woman finds meaning in helping animals in need
* Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
* Chicago releases list of possible Amazon headquarters sites
* Chicago Public Schools enrollment declines by about 10,000
* Police end investigation of Illinois woman's freezer death
* Group works to reopen Civil War museum in Illinois
* Rauner outlines $200 million in cuts to Illinois budget
* 2nd school forfeits football game at Chicago due to safety
* 2nd school forfeits football game at Chicago due to safety

* Illinois Lottery's new manager projects $4B in sales
* UIS students could study at newly proposed Chicago research center
* Aaron Schock attorneys contest federal claims on misstatements
* Under the Dome Podcast: Will lawmakers address gun control during the veto session?
* Chicago lawyer announces bid for Illinois attorney general
* Illinois borrows $1.5B at reduced interest to pay down debt
* Rauner cuts human services, other area in state budget
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans; Rauner releases tax returns
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans; Gov. Rauner doesn't
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans, Gov. Rauner doesn't

* Is Dem primary over? No, but Pritzker rivals need to pick up pace
* The biggest Chicago-area building sales
* Here are the sites Chicago is pitching to Amazon
* Emanuel's challenges are far from over
* Clarification


* Today at the Chicago International Film Festival: ‘Princess Cyd’
* 2 workers seriously injured constructing gas pipeline in Elgin
* 11 people wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday afternoon
* MAP: Chicago weekend shootings tracker for Oct. 20 – 23
* Mercedes-Benz GLE: Mid-Size SUV offers luxury with four engine options
* 2 charged after thousands of illegal cigarettes found in Skokie raid
* 3 people shot in Greektown
* Man shot in East Garfield Park
* 24-year-old man shot in Humboldt Park
* Man, 21, seriously wounded in Fernwood shooting


* Google parent company turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
* 3 shot at Taco Burrito King in Greektown
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 10/21/17
* How to talk to Holocaust survivors in the future? In Take a Stand's holograms, an answer
* Rauner looks to Washington for the power to change pension benefits
* The kindest team in the major leagues
* New-construction home in Lincoln Park: $1.5M
* For Cubs, once may not be enough, but twice had better hurry
* Five key questions facing the Cubs this offseason
* Reputation restoration: Bears rebuilding defense and rediscovering pride


» Lawmaker Says Facebook Refuses To Fact Check Ads
» State Week: Chasing Amazon, Bonding Debt
» Teaching Kids To ‘Say Something’ In An Era of School Shootings
» Illinois Issues: Cities Lose Out On Retail Tax As Online Shopping Booms
» What Could Hurt Chicago’s Bid For Amazon’s HQ2?
» At CPS, More Special Education Dollars Go To White, Wealthier Students
» Illinois Bond Sale To Help Pay $16bn Debts
» Mayor To Propose Higher Prices For Ridesharing, Big Concerts
» WBEZ Investigation: CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense
» How's The Illinois Economy? For Rauner Administration, Depends On The Audience


* Guest Column: What taxpayers should demand from next attorney general
* Ed Rogers: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
* Illinois Lottery's new manager projects $4B in sales
* Counterpoint: Updating antiquated systems will open door to transparency
* Point: Taxpayers deserve a better look at the state’s bills
* Thumbs Up: To recent acts of kindness in Springfield
* Eugene Robinson: Trump's the one who didn't know 'what he was signing up for'
* UIS students could study at newly proposed Chicago research center
* Aaron Schock attorneys contest federal claims on misstatements
* Illinois Trial Lawyers Association: U.S. Chamber Poll is another attack on the rights of Illinois citizens


* Bloomington man pens Lincoln law tour guide
* Bresee Tower capital campaign to start
* Mooving experience
* Bus driver strike vote concerns District 118
* Daily Digest: Normal streets closed for homecoming
* Area Calendar 10/21/17
* Daily Digest 10/21/17
* Study: Technology crammed into cars takes drivers' eyes off road
* Safe driving: Fatal teen accidents halved in last decade
* Photo: Light in the dark


* Arlington Heights couple continues Halloween tradition despite illness
* Epstein: Cubs' 2017 season was in no way a bust
* Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns
* Egypt officials say at least 55 security troops killed in attack outside Cairo
* Argentina to open Russia's World Cup final venue in friendly

* GOP congressmen say Rauner 'let down' Illi...
* Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes job t...
* Hundreds of high school students tour Smit...
* Naperville's Lauren Underwood to run for R...
* Rival: Kinzinger not conservative - MyWebT...
* Measure extends term of FSOC independent m...
* Helsinki Commission urges Erdogan to end p...
* Dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US Rep. Ran...
* Hultgren 'disappointed' about potential re...
* Democratic 14th Congressional District can...

* Rock Island gets $971183 in federal grants......

* Rock Island gets $971183 in federal grants......
* Rock Island gets $971,183 in federal grant......

* Do knee-jerk pols put any thought into votes they cast on govt. business?
* Chicago Design Week’s best events
* Illinois teacher retirees: What the hell is Walgreen’s up to?
* Raimondo and Rahm make an offer to Amazon. It’s a secret.
* Will Third Time Be The Charm For 4537 N. Clark?
* The Chicago Trib’s scab columnist John Kass calls me a fanatic.
* Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #37. Charles Thomas.
* Live From the Green Mill... It's Saturday Night!
* Forgotten Chicago Talks About Chicago's Arcade History, Saturday At The Bezazian
* Positive Loitering At Wilson/Broadway Tonight 6PM - 7PM


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Redesigning the TechCrunch app
* JerryRigEverything slams Pixel 2 durability
* Google Pixel 2: A Fantastic First Impression (Video)
* Google Home Mini starts shipping, Verizon promotes JBL Link 300
* Sharp AQUOS R compact tucks selfie camera into under-5-inch display
* Google kicks off Playtime 2017 for app developers
* Better pictures of OnePlus 5T leak with 2:1 display in clear view

* Sporcle Saturday: Long bombs
* Petricka undergoes surgery on right elbow
* Avisail sees similarities in rebuild, stellar year
* White Sox Arizona Fall League overview
* Ron Gardenhire’s second chance back in AL Central
* Jimenez among prospects in winter leagues
* The five longest White Sox home runs of 2017


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller