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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Includes Police Licensing Changes

FILE - This June 21, 2006, file photo shows The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Officials said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 that preliminary test results show the possible presence of Legionella bacteria in the Illinois Capitol Complex's hot water system. Experts at the Illinois Department of Public Health say the complex is safe for state employees to work, and they're not aware of any reports of Legionnaires' disease related to the water system. More testing is underway and results are expected in about 14 days. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

A controversial criminal justice reform bill includes police licensing changes. The bill expands the list of crimes that could cause officers to lose their certification. Misconduct records would also follow officers to any Illinois police department. A special prosecutor would be required in all police-involved killings. Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated he will sign the bill.


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