3 important criminal-justice reforms from 2015

By Bryant Jackson-Green
In 2015, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law bills restricting the transfer of juvenile offenders to adult court, establishing rules for the use of body cameras by police, and creating an expedited process in Cook County to resolve cases involving certain low-level offenses.

TAGS: juvenile court, police body cameras

Body cameras for police a win for citizens, officers and taxpayers

By Bryant Jackson-Green
What’s a low-cost way to improve police accountability in Illinois while saving taxpayer dollars? Some say body cameras for police officers. After the events in Ferguson, MO, several editorials have encouraged Illinois police officers to wear body cameras as a way to deter misconduct, and some departments have already signed on to the idea. But...

TAGS: Chicago, police, police body cameras, police misconduct