COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT OF VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7400 S. BENNETT

Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of an officer-involved shooting that took place near the 7400 block of South Bennett on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 Our investigation has uncovered that the officer’s responded to a call of a man with a weapon. Upon arrival, five officers encountered the …

COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT OF VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7400 S. BENNETT

Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of an officer-involved shooting that took place near the 7400 block of South Bennett on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 Our investigation has uncovered that the officer’s responded to a call of a man with a weapon. Upon arrival, five officers encountered the …

COPA RESPONDS TO DECISION TO CHARGE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER COREY DEANES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019   COPA IS PLEASED WITH DECISION TO CHARGE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER COREY DEANES The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is pleased with the decision by the Cook County State’s Attorney Office (CCSAO) to present charges on Chicago Police Officer Corey Deanes regarding ongoing battery and official misconduct. In …

COPA Partners with Michele Clark Magnet High School

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) partnered with Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School March 14-16, 2018 on Chicago’s west side. Nearly 80 freshman and seniors from Civics and World Studies classes participated alongside their teachers to learn about COPA as an agency, its role in police accountability and meet staff. Sessions focused …

COPA Looking Ahead to 2018

Before COPA closes out the year, I would like to take this time to reflect upon 2017 and review what’s next in 2018. As a recently retired judge with over 45 years of legal experience, I dedicated my work to improve access to justice for the residents of Cook County. This included establishing a division within …

COPA Adds More Transparency with Police Complaint Data

by Tom Schenk Jr. (Guest Blogger) Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago The newly-formed Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) published detailed complaint data on the City of Chicago Data Portal. The new datasets include the nature of the complaint, the time of the complaint, status and any findings as a result of …