The SAFE-T Act was passed in the waning moments of a lame duck session of the General Assembly with no substantial input from the experts who protect the public. Understanding that the motivation to reform some elements of our law enforcement system was well-intended, the SAFE-T Act overreached, and there are several rounds of trailer bills to pull the legislation back to something more reasonable and workable.
I will continue to work with Law Enforcement to ensure Public Safety throughout Illinois.
Legislators on the other side of the aisle refused to engage with local law enforcement about their concerns over eliminating cash bail. Apparently, public safety is not as important as a political agenda that favors criminals. Policies like this create detrimental effects that will impact the safety of families across the state.