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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.

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