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September 18, 2014, 4:43 am
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ACLU Praises Milhiser Decision On Recording Of Police

The ACLU of Illinois is giving high praise to Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser… who says his office won’t prosecute anyone arrested for recording police officers acting in the line of duty.


Such recording, without consent of all involved, was prohibited under the state’s eavesdropping law.  But Milhiser has notified police agencies that recent court rulings have made that section of the law unenforceable.  ACLU Senior Legal Counsel Adam Schwartz says recordings of police during traffic stops and other incidents can protect everyone involved… and notes that Milhiser’s decision now means everyone will follow the same rules.


Appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Bishop On Air,” Schwartz called Milhiser’s decision “enlightened,” and says he hopes other police agencies and prosecutors follow his lead.

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