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Peace officers no longer required to swear to complaints issued for misdemeanors. PA 096-1206 April 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 180 Peace officers no longer are required to swear to complaints issued for misdemeanors, under recent amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. (725 ILCS 5/111-3).
A Freer Hand for Police at Illinois Traffic Stops By Rob Shumaker December 2009 Article, Page 624 In response to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court issued decisions that give police more freedom to search and question vehicle occupants at traffic stops.
Racial profiling study rejected; H.B. 3911 June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 House Bill 3911 required Illinois law enforcement officers to record information about the race of motorists who received traffic or warning citations.
Part-Time Police Officers “Employed” by a Unit of Local Government May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 3, 1999, the Attorney General published an opinion on two issues: (1) whether the use of the terms "employment'' and "employed'' in the definitions of the phrases.