The HCBullet: The blog of the Attorneys at HCB

Court Dismisses Suit Against Police For Failing to Protect Woman from Self-Induced Drug Overdose

March 5, 2021

One of the strongest immunities provided the police under the Illinois Tort Immunity Act is immunity for providing inadequate police protection services. The policy behind the statute is based on the common law public duty rule which states that while the police owe a duty to protect the general public at large they cannot be…

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill (HB 3653) Part 4: Municipal Liability

January 20, 2021

On January 13, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a police and criminal justice reform bill, and awaits signature by the Governor. The IML provided a comprehensive summary of the bill, which can be found here. HCB looked closely at the 764-page bill and reported on portions that may impact law enforcement and…

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill (HB 3653) Part 3: Officer Liability

January 20, 2021

On January 13, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a police and criminal justice reform bill, and awaits signature by the Governor. The IML provided a comprehensive summary of the bill, which can be found here. HCB is looking closely at the 764-page bill and will continue to report on portions that may…

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill (HB 3653) Part 2: Officer Training and Discipline

January 19, 2021

On January 13, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a police and criminal justice reform bill, and awaits signature by the Governor. The IML provided a comprehensive summary of the bill, which can be found here. HCB is looking closely at the 764-page bill and will continue to report on portions that may…

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill (HB 3653) – Part 1: Jails and Detention

January 14, 2021

On January 13, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a sweeping criminal justice reform bill, and awaits signature by the Governor. The IML provided a comprehensive summary of the bill, which can be found here. HCB is looking closely at the 764-page bill and will continue to report of portions that may impact…

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