Illinois House committee approves police body camera legislation - KMOV.com

Illinois House committee approves police body camera legislation

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from using chokeholds at certain times and govern the use of police body cameras is headed to the Illinois House floor.

The House judiciary committee passed the measure Wednesday with a 14-1 vote.

It combines a number of police reform ideas from lawmakers that came in response to the police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other incidents.

The proposal also would require independent review of officer-involved deaths, require annual training for officers and clarifies the state's eavesdropping law.

Backers say the bipartisan package is designed to help improve relations between police departments and the community.

The measure is SB1304.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov/

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