More police in Illinois would be wearing a wire, under a bill which has been introduced in the state House. The bill, forms of which have failed in the past on civil liberties grounds, allows undercover narcotics cops to secretly record their work without a warrant.
State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) says the idea has been up and down over the past fourteen years, adding negotiations continue over how to reconcile the concern over secret recording.
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Officer safety is one benefit supporters tout, as another officer out of sight could monitor whether the situation is getting out of control. HB 4081