A bill that would have local communities help fight crime through security cameras has been filed. State Representative Mike Zalewski, a Democrat from Riverside, announced that under this bill community members could receive reimbursement if they supply video footage from their home security systems that assist in the apprehension and prosecution of criminal activity.
Representative Zalewski says this bill got pushed forward because he saw a need in the community.
The bill was filed on Wednesday under HB 4359 and would reimburse people $100 for providing video footage from their home surveillance cameras to the police if it assists in apprehension and prosecution of a crime.
2021 was one of the deadliest years on the books for Chicago and Cook County and lawmakers and law enforcement officials are trying to figure out ways to help lawmakers and first responders to better apprehend criminals.