The bill, which brings comprehensive criminal justice and police reforms, including the expiration of the Illinois cash deposit, now leads to Governor JB Pritzker’s desk.
Bill 3653, written by the Illinois legislature Black Caucasus, was approved by the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday and “brought significant changes” in matters such as police training policy, police accountability, law enforcement transparency, and the rights of inmates and prisoners. Elgie R. Sims, Jr., who supported the bill.
The changes introduced by the bill include the abolition of financial bail, the requirement for all police officers to wear body cameras by 2025, a ban on all police throttles, new guidelines for “decertification” of police officers, and the abolition of suspended licenses. non-payment, among many other changes. It also bans police from buying military equipment such as .50-caliber rifles and tanks, increases protection for whistleblowers, and increases inmates ’telephone and personal contact rights before a police interrogation.
Detainees, prisoners and anyone who contacts the police are expected to receive immediate medical care while being detained, with special accommodation for pregnant women. Charges against arrest must also state the reasons for the original arrest against which the measure was allegedly opposed.
Here’s a complete overview of the account and its changes:
According to Sims, House Bill 3653 “contains a number of measures to increase police transparency and accountability.” These are the following:
- It requires a report on deaths in police custody.
- He demands from the police to produce a crime against the arrest. (That is, the reason why he was arrested.)
- It expands police training in the use of violence and crisis management, as well as first aid training.
- It requires national standards and services for officials to receive regular mental health screenings and assistance, while ensuring that counseling and screening remains confidential.
- It requires police departments to participate in the FBI violence database and confirms requirements for the use of lethal force.
- It prohibits strangling police officers.
- It obliges the police to intervene in the excessive use of force by another officer and to provide assistance if necessary.
- Enhance protection for whistleblowers.
- It extends all restrictions on the use of force to law enforcement officials as well as bounty hunters.
- It prohibits the use of certain military equipment and provides guidance on the application of mass management measures.
- It requires the keeping of a register of police misconduct and the use of special prosecutors for deaths committed by officers.
- Expands officers’ misdemeanor database.
- It eliminates police discipline from the collective bargaining process.
- By 2025, it will require the use of body cameras nationwide.
- Removes the requirement for sworn statements in cases of police misconduct.
“A number of measures in HB 3653 are aimed at reforming the rights of detainees and prisoners and ensuring that Illinois’ criminal justice system is fairer to all, ”Sims said in a statement. Among other things, the account:
- It increases the services and programming of pregnant inmates and requires medical treatment for inmates and inmates without undue delay.
- It gives new detainees rights to police custody, including:
- Right to three free phone calls within three hours of arriving at the police and before the mission.
- The ability to retrieve phone numbers from their cell phone contacts before the phone is inventoried.
- There is a need to prominently notify these rights to the police and booking premises. It also requires the telephone number of the national defense or the appointed law firm to be provided. It stipulates that in the event that a person in police custody is placed in new custody, he or she has the right to call.
- It prohibits the imprisonment of people sentenced to less than four months and allows them to be referred to electronic surveillance or other DOC facilities or programs.
- It puts an end to the “correction in prison,” under current law, the practice of counting prisoners for the country’s census instead of their permanent residence.
- It is making changes to streamline the compensation process for victims of crime.
- It promotes the use of respondent models and enhances data collection on mental health crisis situations.
- It codifies that the use of force as punishment or retaliation by the police is prohibited.
- It creates new requirements in the event that the police enforce knock-free, including: (1) assigning a body camera to each participating member and following policies and procedures; (2) take steps in search planning to ensure accuracy and planning for on-site children or other vulnerable people; and (3) if the officer becomes aware that the search warrant has been carried out at an address, unit or dwelling other than the place listed in the search warrant, the member who ensures the conduct of the internal investigation shall be notified immediately. These requirements are based on Chicago police reforms.
It prohibits the purchase and use of certain military equipment by law enforcement, in particular:
- Tracked armored vehicles
- Armed aircraft, ships or vehicles
- Firearms and ammunition of 50 caliber or more
- Grenade launchers
Law enforcement agencies should also publish any request for real estate from the Military Equipment Surplus Program.
“HB 3653 is also making a number of changes that specifically affect people’s relationship with the courts, in a way that will break the cycles of relapse and incarceration in which many Illinois families find themselves,” Sims wrote. These reforms include:
- Cancels the monetary bail.
- It will end the suspension of driving licenses in the event of non-payment.
- Coordinates the jurisdiction of the Mental Health Court and the Veterans and Service Members Court with other specialized courts.
- It modernizes the penalty credits earned and shortens the time for mandatory supervised release of certain offenses.
- It clarifies the “rule of murder” and modernises the three strike rules.
- It allows courts to deviate from mandatory minimums and enforce alternative punishment.
A law enforcement officer may lose his or her attestation if they are convicted or found guilty of a crime or misdemeanor under current state law. According to Sims, HB 3653 expands the list of offenses that would prohibit a person from becoming or enforcing a law enforcement officer:
- It gives the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards Council a discretionary power to qualify an officer in certain circumstances.
- It outlines the process for receiving and reviewing violations, notification and hearing requirements, and the appeals process.
- It applies to all law enforcement agencies, including the State Police.
- It expands the State Police Merit Board with seven members.
- It requires officers to complete training certificates.
- It introduces two new infringement databases for the sake of transparency.
The following are offenses that would result in the destruction of police officers if they were convicted, found guilty, charged with nolo contendere, or sentenced to supervision, parole, or the first offender (*** denotes newly matched offenses). this bill):
- Criminal sexual abuse
- Inappropriate contact with the child
- Sexual exploitation of children
- Retaining the place of prostitution
- She’s miserable
- Serious bodily harm
- Criminal sexual abuse
- Deceptive practices
- Impersonation as a police officer
- Keeping the place of gambling
- Offering a bribe
- Resistance or obstruction of a peaceful official
- Helping escape
- Harassment of jurors or witnesses
- Simulate a legal process
- It advances prostitution
- Profits from prostitution
- Manufacture or supply of cannabis
- Transportation of cannabis on school grounds
- *** Finding a sexual act
- *** public indecency
- *** indecent request from an adult
- *** meeting with a child
- *** household item (all convictions for domestic violence prohibit him from carrying a gun)
- *** intervention in the reporting of domestic violence
- *** forwarding obscene messages
- *** telephone harassment
- *** harassment by electronic communication
- *** evidence of intervention
- ● *** Witnesses of possible misconduct affecting government functions, such as resistance from a peace officer or manipulation
The following acts may result in the destruction of officials as decided by the court:
- Committing an act that would amount to automatic destruction if prosecuted for a crime or misdemeanor.
- Use of excessive force in violation of state or federal laws.
- Failure to intervene to prevent injury, including unknowingly and arbitrarily refusing to provide assistance where there is reasonable administration of the assistance and support is required.
- Falsifying or otherwise directing a dash camera or body-worn camera to conceal, destroy, or alter potential evidence.
- Committing false testimony, making false statements, or knowingly manipulating or fabricating evidence.
- Unprofessional, unethical, deceptive, harmful conduct or conduct prejudicial to the public (including deviation from or non-compliance with minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing officer practice).