New Police Decertification Process Shuts Out Public Say Transparency Advocates

Last month, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law massive changes to the state’s criminal justice system. Since then, supporters and critics continue to weigh in on how the measures will affect members of law enforcement and the community. There are plenty of victories in the measure for advocates who called for an overhaul in policing and criminal justice in Illinois. Supporters say one is how the state certifies officers and, if necessary, decertifies them. State Rep. Maurice West (D-Rockford) says the omnibus bill will help prevent “department hopping.” “What we’ve seen a lot happen, not just Illinois, but everywhere is bad actors before they get penalized for whatever they did, they resign and find themselves in a whole different police department in a whole different state." West said. "And moving on, like nothing happened.” Before, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board could automatically decertify an officer if they were convicted of a felony and or

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via Northern Public Radio Podcasts

March 12, 2021 at 05:41AM

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