Jones 2019 InaugurationSPRINGFIELD – Advocating for public safety, protecting health care and improving criminal justice laws will continue to be priorities for State Senator Emil Jones III, who was sworn in for another term today at the Illinois Capitol.

Jones first was elected to the Senate in 2009.

“Knowing the atmosphere is changing with the 101st General Assembly gives me confidence that I will be able to do more for my district and the state,” Jones said. “I look forward to tackling the issues facing Illinois, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue representing the 14th District.”    

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) released the following statement concerning the investigation of the death of Jemel Roberson, a security guard working at Manny’s Blue Room in the village of Robbins, who was shot by a Midlothian police officer early Sunday morning:

“Police are shooting people of color far too often. It’s time to be more aggressive in our response to these incidents.

“I call for the immediate termination of the officer who shot and killed Jemel Roberson. Regardless of the findings of the investigation, this officer has already shown he lacks the basic professional judgment to wear the badge and serve our communities in a law enforcement capacity.

“As we learn more about the case, I will continue to do all I can to ensure that justice prevails.”

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CHICAGO—State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) released the following statement in response to the verdict in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald:

“I am relieved that justice was served for Laquan’s family,” said Jones. “We have seen too many black men and women killed at the hands of police with little more than a slap on the wrist.

“The time is now for everyone, including our law enforcement officers, to realize that black lives do matter.

“The verdict was a good first step, but we still have more work to do. We will continue to fight to ensure our criminal justice system equally serves everyone.”

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