police tape 102620CHICAGO—Illinois lawmakers will discuss police reform during a hearing called by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Tuesday.

Senate Criminal Law Chair State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) and Senate Public Safety Special Committee Chair State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) will co-chair the joint hearing. State Representative Justin Slaughter (D-Chicago) of the House Judiciary-Criminal Law Committee and other members of the committees will participate as guests.

This is the sixth hearing that the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has called on criminal justice reform, which is the first of four pillars the caucus is using to guide their agenda to address systemic racism. The pillars include:


  1. Criminal justice reform, violence reduction and police accountability
  2. Education and workforce development
  3. Economic access, equity and opportunity
  4. Health care and human services

The joint Senate hearing will focus specifically on body cameras, data collection and transparency, issues related to officer-involved shootings, residency requirements and official misconduct.

Who: Senate Criminal Law Committee and Senate Special Committee on Public Safety

What: Joint hearing on police reform

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

Where: Virtual hearing can be viewed here: https://ilga.gov/senateaudvid.asp#

               Blue Room Stream will also stream the hearing at https://livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/9326370.