Body camera rules, other police reforms approved by Illinois House

Rep. John Anthony & John Cabello were instrumental
in crafting bipartisan body camera rules. 
The Illinois House passed a police reform bill Thursday that includes rules for the use of body cameras.

Senate Bill 1304 passed by a 107-3 vote. It includes provisions for body camera guidelines, independent investigators, special prosecutors and new training. Illinois would be the first state in the nation to pass a comprehensive package of recommendations put forth by President Barack Obama's police task force.

Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, said the bill is the result of months of negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, police organizations and community groups.

Rep. John Anthony, a Plainfield Republican and former police officer, said that overall he is pleased with the compromise. Read more from the SJ-R.