98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Tom Cross
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act to require the
Board of Governors of the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate
Prosecutor to establish a committee to evaluate and recommend a best
practices protocol on specific issues related to investigation and
prosecution of serious criminal offenses. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's
Act is amended by adding Section 4.12 as follows:
(725 ILCS 210/4.12 new)
Best Practices Protocol Committee.
shall establish a Best Practices Protocol Committee which shall
evaluate and recommend a Best Practices Protocol on specific
issues related to the investigation and prosecution of serious
criminal offenses. The Best Practices Committee shall review
the causes of wrongful convictions and make recommendations to
improve and enhance public safety, with due consideration for
the rights of the accused. The Best Practices Protocol
(1) Propose enhanced procedures relevant to the
investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
(2) Collaborate with law enforcement partners in the
development of enhanced procedures.
(3) Review public and private sector reports dealing
with reduction of wrongful convictions.
(4) Identify and assess innovations to the criminal