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Ill. bill would require EMS providers to wear body cameras on duty

Sen. Doris Turner said that Earl Moore Jr.'s death inspired the legislation


Earl Moore Jr. died during the early-morning hours of Dec. 18 following an ambulance ride from his home to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

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By Leila Merrill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Under a new state senate bill, EMS providers in Illinois would be required to wear body cameras while on duty, the Center Square Reported.

Sen. Doris Turner, D-Springfield, said that idea for Senate Bill 1306 occurred to her after news broke about the death of Earl Moore Jr., who was allegedly placed face-down on a stretcher by EMS providers.

“It has been extremely beneficial for the police as well as the community,” Turner said. “I think that we will see the same situation for the bodycams for the EMS workers.”


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