And There it Is
- A new Illinois law sets standards on how police departments use body cameras and when the public can see those recordings.
Deadly confrontations involving police officers have spurred calls for police body cameras across the country. On Wednesday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law wide-ranging law enforcement rules for police body cameras, bias-free policing and more data collection on arrests. The new law doesn't mandate body cameras, but does specify how they should be worn, when they have to be turned on and how long recorded videos should be kept.
And the proactive policing killer:
- The new law goes beyond cameras in an effort to address concerns about police conduct. It requires departments to collect data on people who police "stop and frisk" and give those people a detailed receipt explaining why the encounter happened.
Apparently this will include your name and star number. Goodbye street stops, hello report writers. And thanks for chiming in on this one FOP and PBPA. We can see this issue was covered so well and thoroughly on your websites.
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