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92_SB0021 LRB9202748MWcd 1 AN ACT concerning county sheriffs. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The County Jail Act is amended by adding 5 Section 19.5 as follows: 6 (730 ILCS 125/19.5 new) 7 Sec. 19.5. Release of prisoners to law enforcement 8 personnel or State's Attorney. The sheriff must adopt and 9 implement a written policy that provides for the release of a 10 person who is in the custody of the sheriff for any criminal 11 or supposed criminal matter to sworn law enforcement 12 personnel or to the State's Attorney for the purpose of 13 furthering investigations into criminal matters. Upon the 14 release of a person to law enforcement personnel or the 15 State's Attorney under the written policy of the sheriff, the 16 sheriff shall not be liable for any injury of any kind, 17 including but not limited to death, to either the person 18 released or to any third party that occurs during the time 19 period that the person is in the custody of other law 20 enforcement personnel or the State's Attorney unless the 21 sheriff or a deputy sheriff, correctional guard, lockup 22 keeper, or county employee is guilty of willful and wanton 23 conduct that proximately caused the injury. 24 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 25 becoming law.
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