By: Diane Benjamin
I’ve spent a little time jumping around the new 764 page bill reforming the police nobody who voted on it had time to read. Debate was also cut off. The elected democrat representatives played bobblehead for leadership voted as they were told. Sound familiar?
You can see the entire bill here: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/10100HB3653sam002.pdf
I found the below on PDF page 94. It appears people who accuse a police officer of misconduct no longer have to sign a sworn affidavit under penalty of perjury. That eliminates the possibility of prosecution for lying to investigators. Note the crossed out section at the bottom:
The following page has this statement:
My take on this is complaints against the police are going to skyrocket because the person making the complaint faces no consequences for lying and they don’t have to use their real name.
Please prove me wrong, but it looks like open season on police officers.