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50 ILCS 709/5-5

    (50 ILCS 709/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Arrest-related death" means any death of an individual while the individual's freedom to leave is restricted by a law enforcement officer while the officer is on duty, or otherwise acting within the scope of his or her employment, including any death resulting from a motor vehicle crash, if the law enforcement officer was engaged in direct action against the individual or the individual's vehicle during the process of apprehension. "Arrest-related death" does not include the death of law enforcement personnel.
    "Domestic crime" means any crime attempted or committed between a victim and offender who have a domestic relationship, both current and past.
    "Hate crime" has the same meaning as defined under Section 12-7.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    "Law enforcement agency" means an agency of this State or unit of local government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal law or ordinances.
    "Law enforcement officer" or "officer" means any officer, agent, or employee of this State or a unit of local government authorized by law or by a government agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, or investigation of any violation of criminal law, or authorized by law to supervise accused persons or sentenced criminal offenders.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)