On January first, a new state law will go into effect that addresses police use of force. The law prohibits the use of chokeholds which have led to the deaths of suspects in some cases. GLT's Judy Valente talked with Illinois State University criminal justice professor Jason Ingram who speaks this week on police use of force.
The law also requires independent investigations of all officer-involved deaths; sets guidelines for the use of body cameras; and creates a data base for storing the names of officers dismissed for misconduct. However, according to many legal experts, standards for police use of force still remain overly broad in Illinois and across the country.
Jason Ingram's talk, "Police Use of Force: Myths and Policy Considerations," will take place Wednesday (Nov 4) at 7 p.m. at the Normal Public Library community room. It is being sponsored by the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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