Governor Signs Police and Community Improvement Act
SPRINGFIELD - The Police and Community Improvement Act is now law.
“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."
Senate Bill 1304, also known as the Police and Community Improvement Act, establishes guidelines to train police departments and their officers while prohibiting officers from using excessive force.
Illinois is the first state to pass a law that includes procedures for police departments that utilize body cameras. establishes reporting requirements for officers who make stops or arrests, crisis intervention and racial sensitivity training, and prohibits excessive force like choke holds.