WGEM: Witness protection program bill moves out of committee on partisan vote

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – One part of a larger legislative package passed out of committee today with some concern from Republican lawmakers.

Sen. Robert Peters proposed legislation that would establish a task force to look into crime and ways to stop it, as well as expand the witness protection program to provide better resources to those who are at risk for giving their testimony.

“We know a lot of people are too concerned or scared to be a witness when it comes to violent crime,” Peters said. “They need support so that we can be able to solve some of these cases.”

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