COPA is comprised of a diverse staff with many years of investigative and legal experience.  Because our work takes us into communities throughout the City, we wanted to give you insight into the people that populate the agency.  See below for demographic information about the staff’s make up as well as a few fun tidbits about some of our staff.

Staff Spotlight

  • Name: Gino Betts
  • Role at COPA: Attorney
  • Joined COPA: May 2017
  • Neighborhood: North Kenwood
  • Favorite Quote: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."
  • Favorite Chicago Restaurant: Too many to choose.
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
  • Why COPA: "Police accountability is center stage nationwide, with a spotlight on Chicago. A successful performance requires acknowledging and fixing historical failures and investing in change. COPA gives Chicago a chance to get it right."

Staff Spotlight

  • Name: Angelica Lis
  • Role at COPA: Administrative Assistant II - Legal
  • Joined COPA: June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Dunning
  • Favorite Quote: Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” -Bob Proctor
  • Favorite Chicago Restaurant: Green Street Smoked Meats
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
  • Why COPA: "Because COPA’s culture demonstrates commitment emphasizing on integrity, independence timeliness, and transparency. With these four cores values, I believe COPA will improve the Chicago Police Department."

Staff Spotlight

  • Name: Mark Clark
  • Role at COPA: Supervising Investigator
  • Joined COPA: April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Favorite Quote: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis
  • Favorite Chicago Restaurant: Pequod’s
  • Favorite Sports Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Why COPA: "Because I wanted to contribute to mending tears in the fabric of our society."

Facts About Our Team


Our Organizational Structure


Organizational Structure