Chicago, IL – Cook County Republican Party Chairman Sean M. Morrison would like to applaud Governor Bruce Rauner on his amendatory veto of HB 1468.

“I commend Governor Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for any individual convicted ‘beyond all doubt’ of killing a law enforcement officer or mass murder. In the wake of Commander Bauer’s death and other tragedies across the country, we must make it clear that those who wish to cause our law enforcement officers or our children harm will face the most serious of penalties.”

Chairman Morrison added that he stands behind the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police in their support of the Governor’s proposal.

“This proposed measure sends a strong message to our men and women in blue that we support those who lay their life on the line every day to protect and serve our communities.”