Pritzker: "Police will do their job or they won’t be in their job"

by WFCN News | 1/12/22 | 7:14 p.m.

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CHICAGO - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker pushed back against law enforcement groups and sheriffs across the state yesterday after the statewide assault weapons ban was signed into law.

Governor Pritzker has faced backlash from the Illinois Sheriff's Association, as well as police chiefs and sheriffs from across the state who say they will not enforce the new law.

This is not the first time law enforcement groups have defied the governor in recent years, as many sheriff's departments across the state prepared similar statements on criminal charges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Pritzker says that law enforcement are required to do their job, or there will be consequences. 

"Law enforcement all across our state will in fact do their job or they won’t be in their job," the Governor stated.

Numerous different lawsuits are reportedly being prepared across the state against the new law.

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