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Subject: Esau Castellanos-Bernal
This post was updated on September 7, 2023 to include the Final Summary Report.
NOTE: This incident involves the death of the involved individual, which is detailed in the Final Summary Report below. The release of all Final Summary Reports is mandated pursuant to the City of Chicago Municipal Code (Section 2-78-145, viewable here) and the Consent Decree in State of Illinois v. City of Chicago (17-cv-6260, paragraph 499, viewable here). As standard practice, prior to the release of any Final Summary Report involving an incident resulting in the death of an involved party, COPA notifies the family of its obligation to post the report to its website. Impacted families and/or their representatives were contacted prior to the release of this report.