New Illinois law limits deceptive practices police can use upon minors and those with disabilities

A bill passed during the 103rd Illinois General Assembly limits the ability of police to use deceptive practices when interrogating the young or most vulnerable of society.

The measure only applies to persons who are under the age of 18 or who suffer from severe or profound intellectual disability – defined as persons who have an IQ of less than 40 or who are so mentally impaired that they can’t exercise rational judgment.

Police will still be allowed to utilize deceptive tactics upon detainees otherwise in order to obtain confessions.

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