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School Safety Drill Act amended

Did you know the School Safety Drill Act requirements change on January 1, 2020 ?

" No later than 90 days after the first day of each school year, schools must conduct at least one law enforcement drill that addresses an active threat or an active shooter within a school building."

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Search and Seizure Quarterly Summer Issue 2018

The October MTU Criminal Justice Publication of the Month has been posted to the MTU1 website. 



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Illinois Supreme Court Decision Impacts the Use of Canines

Recent Illinois Supreme Court case handed down last week, impacts the use of K-9s. 


Law Enforcement is now required to obtain a search warrant before they can use a narcotics dog in the common areas of apartment complexes. Agencies should confer with their prosecutor's offices for more direction.

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New Law Removes Barrier for Police Officers Seeking Mental Health Services

from the Illinois News Network August 26, 2018

Illinois law now allows police officers to seek mental health treatment without fear of losing their jobs.

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Criminal Case Law Digest- June Issue- 2018

The Illinois Prosecutor Services 


Go to the Criminal Case Law Digest Publication page under the “Members Only” tab

This Publication has been created by the IPS and is presented to MTU1 for its members 

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limit on Automobile Exception to Warrant Requirement


Without a search warrant, Office Rhodes walked to the top of the driveway, removed the tarp, confirmed that the motorcycle was stolen by running the license plate and vehicle identification numbers, took a photograph of the uncovered motorcycle, replaced the tarp, and returned to his car to wait for Collins

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Changes to Asset Forfeiture Laws Effective July 1, 2018


Sweeping changes were made to all of Illinois Asset Forfeiture statutes

effective July 1, 2018. 

Asset Forfeiture Law Update Training Scheduled for Freeport, IL on

June 19, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Notice requirements, filing deadlines, proof of service, seizure thresholds, awarding of property, and burdens of proof have all changed, and a new reporting requirement has been added.

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Do You Know the Boundaries Under Garrity?

Garrity Use Immunity: A Guide for Investigators

Public Agency Training Council (PATC) articles 

By Richard E. Lober, J.D.

A statement of a public employee and evidence derived from any statement cannot be used against that employee in a criminal prosecution when the statement is taken under threat of potential termination of employment.  Such a statement is considered “coerced” under the 5th/14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967).

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Are you using the "Juvenile Friendly" Miranda warnings?

Miranda Warning for Juveniles-What do I have to say?

(705 ILCS 405/5-401.5) (a-5) An oral, written, or sign language statement of a minor, who at the time of the commission of the offense was under 18 years of age, is presumed to be inadmissible when the statement is obtained from the minor while the minor is subject to custodial interrogation by a law enforcement officer, State's Attorney, juvenile officer, or other public official or employee prior to the officer, State's Attorney, public official, or employee:

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Winter 2018 IPS Criminal Justice Publication Digest

The 2018 Winter issue of the Criminal Justice Publication Digest has been added to the website.

The digest is a complete listing of all 0ct-Dec 2017 cases analyzed in

the Illinois Prosecutor Services 2017 quarterlies.





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2017/2018 Legislative Update is posted on website

The 2017/2018 Legislative Update has been posted on the MTU1 website.  

This Publication is a comprehensive listing of legislative changes




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Mandatory Drug Testing for Officer Involved Shootings

Attention Administrators!

Did you know the Police Community Relations Improvement Act was amended effective August 25, 2017

 Each law enforcement agency shall adopt a written policy regarding an officer-involved shooting

and it must now include drug testing.

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Third Circuit Agrees w/ District Court- Officers had a reasonable, articulable suspicion to conduct a terry stop


August 2017

From Public Agency Training Agency

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July 2017 Criminal Case Law Quarterly

Free copy of the July issue 

Criminal Case Law Quarterly

Illinois Prosecutor Services, LLC

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High Court Denies Police Liability in Use-of-Force Case

High Court Denies Police Liability in Use-of-Force Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously struck down a “provocation rule” of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which said that police officers may be held liable when they seize someone using reasonable force after committing a separate Fourth Amendment violation that contributed to the need to use force.

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Appellate District Decisions are not binding upon other Appellate Districts

Courses being taught throughout the state include cases from various Appellate Districts.  Please  remember that decisions made in one Appellate District are not binding upon other Appellate Districts.

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Force Science News - Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

Force Science News- Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

Facing a medical emergency and a use-of-force dilemma, did this sheriff’s deputy do the right thing?

The deputy, working road patrol for the Oakland County (MI) SO, responded one June afternoon to a call at a residence near Detroit where four paramedics were struggling to help a man overcome a life-threatening diabetic crisis.

According to later documents in the case, a finger prick had established that his blood-sugar level was “extremely low at 38,” the normal range being 60-110. Left untreated, the “medical emergency” could “lead to prolonged seizure and death.”

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January 2017 issue of The Informer
Attached please find the January 2017 issue of The Informer. This monthly publication will keep you informed of the very latest developments in case law, statute and rules changes, and provide news and articles of interest and practical import for law enforcement officers and agents.1Informer17 (pdf)In the January 2017 Informer:Case SummariesUnited States Supreme CourtUse of Force / Qualified ImmunityWhite v. Pauly: Whether a police officer violated clearly established law when he shot and killed an occupant of a home who pointed a handgun in his direction.Circuit Courts of Appeals4th Amendment (Search / Seizure / Detention / Arrest)1st Cir. (Corado-Arriaza): Whether the exclusionary rule applies to searches and seizures in civil immigration proceedings.6th Cir. (Abernathy): Whether evidence from a trash pull, by itself, established probable cause to obtain a warrant to search the defendant's house for drugs.8th Cir. (Morgan): Whether information in a search warrant affidavit was stale, whether the defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in information contained on his cell phone screen, and whether and officer violated the Fourth Amendment by taking photographs of tattoos on the defendant's arm without a warrant.8th Cir. (Wright): Whether officers had reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry stop and then conduct a warrantless search of the defendant's vehicle.8th Cir. (Fuehrer): Whether the officer conducted a lawful traffic stop, and whether the officer unlawfully

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Resource Information on the Brady/ Giglio Topic
The Northwest Illinois law Enforcement Executives Association (NWILEEA) held its winter conference in Galena, IL during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. The Monday morning presentation was by Attorney Jill Leka on Brady and its Progeny: What's a Police Chief to do?The training communicated that an agency needs to:-have a policy on how to deal with this mandate;-and agencies need to educate their officers on this topicBelow are some links to documents that may be helpful in designing your agencies policy and other documents you may use to manage the workflow. Here are document links for:Model policiesUrbana, IL Brady policyWashington Association of Sheriff's & Police ChiefsModel Brady Policy(also has sample letters and notification forms)Training Bulletin (San Diego County Sheriff)Public Defender Handbook on the Brady- (their view of the ruling)Below are links to MTU1 website posts and a few other links. Some agencies have had their officers read and sign off on reading these articles, as one method of training on this topic.June 2016 MTU1 website news articles -Article- Brady/Giglio Disclosures Don't Make Your Boss Have To Write A Letter from the Police Chief MagazineArticle Brady/Giglio Disclosure Requirements Law & Order MagazineArticle- Brady/Giglio Disclosure Requirements, Part 2 Law & Order MagazineArticle- Brady/Giglio Disclosure Requirements, Part 3 Law & Order MagazineArticle- Brady/Giglio Disclosure Requirements, Part 4 Law & Order Maga

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Law Officer Article- Supreme Court to Consider Liability For "Provoking" Use of Force
The outcome of Supreme Court Case 16-369 (Los Angeles County, Ca v. Mendez) could pose significant challenges for law enforcement-and police training.Provoking Use of ForceBasically, the main issue involves whether law enforcement officers are entitled to qualified immunity or liable for "provoking" the need for use of force-according to the "provocation rule" created within the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Here's the background of the caseSynopsis: Los Angeles County, Ca v. Angel Mendez, et al.In October 2010, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies conducted a warrantless search of a house looking for a wanted parolee. The deputies knocked and announced at the door of residence-and did not violate Fourth Amendment rights.Deputies were told that the man they were looking for was in a shack in the backyard.Two deputies of the team of 12 involved approached the shack and opened the door. Inside, they encountered Angel and Jennifer Mendez.Court documents state that at the precise moment the deputies entered the shack, Angel Mendez was "holding only a BB gun that he kept by his bed to shoot rats" in the shed, and that he "was in the process of moving the BB gun so he could sit up in bed."READ ARTICLE

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