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NOTE: 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, COPA attempts to notify the involved individual and/or their representative of its obligation to post the report to its website.
During the non-concurrence process, COPA and the Superintendent agreed to reduce the discipline to 3 days for Officer Farias and a Reprimand for Officer Ali.