Deputy House Minority leader calling on Gov. Pritzker to veto police reform bill

Deputy House Minority leader calling on Gov. Pritzker to veto police reform bill

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Law enforcement agencies across the state are calling for Gov. Pritzker to veto a police reform bill that passed during the lame-duck session, which ends cash bail within two years. House Bill 3653, which passed in the final minutes of the previous General Assembly’s lame-duck session, will make communities less safe, according to Deputy House Minority leader Dan Brady.

Rep. Brady says the bill’s problems are the unanimous complaint policy, new provisions to resisting a police officer’s obstruction, and cash bail. And that’s why he’s joining a petition to urge Gov. Pritzker to veto the bill.

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With 30 days left to review the bill, Gov. Pritzker has agreed to House Republican Leader Jim Durkin’s offer to go through the legislation together.

The governor has not said if he would sign the bill or not.

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