(20 ILCS 2610/46)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date
Officer Professional Conduct Database; reporting, transparency.
(a) The Illinois State Police Merit Board shall be responsible for reporting all required information contained in the Officer Misconduct Database, provided in Section 9.2 of the Illinois Police Training Act.
(b) Before the Illinois State Police Merit Board certifies any Illinois State Police Cadet the Board shall conduct a search of all Illinois State Police Cadet applicants in the Officer Professional Conduct Database.
(c) The database, documents, materials, or other information in the possession or control of the Board that are obtained by or disclosed to the Board pursuant to this subsection shall be confidential by law and privileged, shall not be subject to subpoena, and shall not be subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in any private civil action. However, the Board is authorized to use such documents, materials, or other information in furtherance of any regulatory or legal action brought as part of the Board's official duties. Unless otherwise required by law, the Board shall not disclose the database or make such documents, materials, or other information public without the prior written consent of the governmental agency and the law enforcement officer. The Board nor any person who received documents, materials or other information shared pursuant to this subsection shall be required to testify in any private civil action concerning the database or any confidential documents, materials, or information subject to this subsection.
Nothing in this Section shall exempt a governmental agency from disclosing public records in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-22.)