Log# 2021-0005001

Subject: Irene Chavez

As part of the non-concurrence process, COPA and the Superintendent agreed to the following discipline:

Officer Stephanie Jimenez  60-day suspension

Officer Ricardo Mendez  60-day suspension

Officer Jose Gutierrez  60-day suspension

Commander Roderick Watson  21-day suspension

Sergeant Anthony McGowan  30-day suspension

Commander Davina Ward  14-day suspension

Officer Jesse Lopez  10-day suspension

Officer Servando Gomez  10-day suspension

Lieutenant Yolanda Irvin  10-day suspension

This post was updated on May 16, 2024 to include the Final Summary Report and non-concurrence documents. This post includes all relevant video, audio and Chicago Police Department records in COPA’s possession related to this death in custody.

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.

Although this incident does not mandate release of video and other materials under the City’s Video Release Policy, COPA’s Chief Administrator has discretion to release materials in cases of great public interest.  As part of COPA’s continued commitment to transparency, Chief Administrator, Andrea Kersten, has determined materials in this investigation will be released within 60 days of the incident.



BWC 1 | Shows arrest
BWC 2 | Shows arrest
BWC 3 | Shows arrest and transport
BWC 4 | Shows arrest and transport
BWC 5 | Shows arrest
BWC 6 | Shows arrest
BWC 7 | Shows scene of arrest (no audio)
BWC 8 | Shows activity at station
BWC 9 | Shows activity at station
BWC 10 | Shows activity at station
BWC 11 | Shows activity at station
POD | Show arrest (partially obstructed)
OEMC Transmission 1
OEMC Transmission 2
911 1
911 2