Rauner signs law addressing police procedures, body cameras

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making Illinois among the first states to establish a comprehensive plan addressing police procedures including body cameras.
 
The proposal that Rauner approved Wednesday establishes reporting requirements for police who make stops or arrests and updated guidelines for police training. It also largely prohibits the use of chokeholds.
 
Dozens of states have passed measures in the wake of last year’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Three states passed comprehensive plans: Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut.
 
Supporters call the measure a model for other states.
 
Rauner signed the bill in a private ceremony in his Springfield office. In a statement he says it helps strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the public.