All data is current as of December 7, 2017.

* On September 15, 2017 the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) took over the responsibility of receiving and registering all complaints filed against members of the Chicago Police Department from the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA).  Thus, the information below includes data collected while IPRA had the investigatory jurisdiction to receive such complaints.

3,663
Complaints received this year
411
CPD notifications received this year
1,040
Investigations opened under IPRA/COPA* this year
56
Domestic violence complaints received this year
323
Excessive force complaints received this year
23
Police shooting (with hits) notifications received this year

Complaints made against CPD members

All Complaints, 2011 – Present

All Complaints, Yearly Comparison

Notifications received from CPD

In addition to receiving complaints of police misconduct, COPA receives notifications from CPD when the following events occur:
  • Firearm discharges
  • Taser discharges
  • Incidents in lock-up
  • Motor vehicle involved deaths

All Notifications, 2011 – Present

All Notifications, Yearly Comparison

Investigations Opened

Not all complaints fall within COPA's investigative jurisdiction. COPA will investigate cases with allegations of:
  • Excessive force
  • Domestic violence
  • Coercion
  • Verbal abuse
  • Search and seizure
  • Unlawful denial of cousel
All other complaints are investigated by CPD's Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA).

Investigations Opened by IPRA/COPA & BIA

Investigations Opened by IPRA/COPA

Investigations Opened vs Investigations Closed by IPRA/COPA

Investigations Opened by Primary Category

Investigations Opened from Civilian Complaints

Investigations Opened from CPD Notifications (Excluding Shootings)

Investigations Opened from Shooting Notifications

Investigations by Incident District, Year to Date