COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON PROTEST RELATED COMPLAINTS & INCIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON PROTEST RELATED COMPLAINTS & INCIDENTS Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) updated its new data portal (chicagocopa.org/data-cases/protest-related-information/) which provides updates and information on protest related complaints by date, category and incident location. COPA will continue to deliver on its core principal of transparency …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE WHO DISCHARGED WEAPON DURING ENCOUNTER WITH UNKNOWN INDIVIDUAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE WHO DISCHARGED WEAPON DURING ENCOUNTER WITH UNKNOWN INDIVIDUAL Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) terminated an employee who discharged a weapon during an encounter with an unknown individual Sunday morning. “COPA has strict policies, a code of conduct and high standards for …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER USING HOMOPHOBIC SLUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER USING HOMOPHOBIC SLUR Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability officially identified the Chicago Police Officer using a homophobic slur and recommended the officer be relieved of police powers pending the outcome of its investigation. The Department has concurred with COPA’s decision. COPA made …

COPA STATEMENT ON BELMONT CRAGIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2020 COPA STATEMENT ON BELMONT CRAGIN Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommends the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) identify and evaluate the current assignment of involved officers related to the incident at Brickyard Mall in the Belmont Cragin community and either modify their duty status …

COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CTA GRAND RED LINE STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CTA GRAND RED LINE STATION Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place in the CTA Grand Red Line Station on Friday, February 28th, 2020. While critical steps …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER-INVOLVED INCIDENT AT CTA RED LINE STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER-INVOLVED INCIDENT AT CTA RED LINE STATION Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommended two Chicago Police Department officers involved in the incident at the CTA Grand Red Line Station on February 28, 2020 be relieved of police powers, effective immediately. “As the …

COPA RESPONDS TO DECISION TO CHARGE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER COREY DEANES

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 early July of 2018 COPA received complaints …

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 …