Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Bad Apples in Law Enforcement Accountability Act of 2021. Provides that a peace officer subjecting another person to the deprivation of individual rights is liable to the person for appropriate relief. Excludes sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, and statutory damages for claims brought under this provision. Provides that qualified immunity is not a defense to liability under this provision. Allows attorney's fees and costs to be awarded to the plaintiff. Provides that civil actions brought under this provision must be commenced within 5 years after the cause of action accrues. Requires units of local government to make public disclosures regarding judgments or settlements awarded under this provision. Determines what information is not required to be disclosed by the unit of local government.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Court of Claims)
The Illinois Court of Claims cannot provide an estimated cost to the State of Illinois if House Bill 1727 is passed. The Court has jurisdiction over State agencies, not individual State employees. It is not possible to forecast what future lawsuits may be filed, nor the facts surrounding the alleged events and/or potential awards by the Court.