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Illinois governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making Illinois one of the first states to establish a comprehensive plan addressing police procedures on body cameras, bias-free policing and other issues.

The proposal Rauner approved Wednesday beefs up reporting requirements for pedestrian stops and arrests and outlines updated guidelines for police training. It also largely prohibits the use of chokeholds.

Dozens of states have passed measures in the wake of last year's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Three states passed comprehensive plans: Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut.

Supporters call the Illinois measure a model nationwide.

Rauner signed the bill in a private ceremony in his Springfield office. In a statement he says it helps strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the public.


The legislation is SB1304.

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