Event Recap: COPA Partnered with FBI Chicago for the First Citizens Education & Training Exercise on Use of Force

On October 12, 2017 COPA partnered with the FBI (Chicago Division) for the first Citizens Education & Training Exercise on Use of Force. The event, held at FBI Headquarters, was attended by community leaders, faith based leaders, educators, law enforcement officials and concerned civilians of the city of Chicago. This training provided an overview of …

On this day in history….

On October 5, 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance that created Chicago’s newest agency, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) after months of public outcry over what was largely seen as an ineffective police accountability infrastructure.  From that day forward, the leadership of COPA set out to create a best-in-class civilian oversight agency …