State Police Seeking to Broaden ‘Clear and Present Danger Reports’ in Wake of Highland Park Shooting

State Police Seeking to Broaden ‘Clear and Present Danger Reports’ in Wake of Highland Park Shooting

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(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is looking to broaden the use of “clear and present danger” reports when it comes to reviewing FOID card applications.

The ISP has filed an emergency rule to make better use of prior “clear and present danger” reports filed about a person who is now seeking a FOID card. Previously, the state police was limited, Director Brendan Kelly said.

Kelly said they want to make the rule permanent. Review of the process comes after the Highland Park shooting, where the suspect was investigated for being a “clear and present danger” to himself or others.

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