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 …

COPA COMMUNITY HOURS HOSTED BY SELECT CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS TO HELP RESIDENTS CONNECT TO SERVICES CONTINUES TODAY AT PULLMAN LIBRARY

February 21, 2019 Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) will visit more communities to offer COPA Community Hours hosted by select Chicago Public Library Locations to help residents connect to services. The purpose of COPA Community Hours is to allow residents to have more access to COPA in their neighborhood in an effort to meet …

COPA RESPONDS TO OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT 2100 S. KEELER – 10TH DISTRICT

February 17, 2019 At approximately 8:45pm the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) was notified and responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting at 2100 S. Keeler in the 10th District. Although in the early stages of our investigation we can confirm that the individual, who was a juvenile, attempted to flee the …

COPA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2018 COPA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) sends its condolences and prayers to the family of Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary, the Superintendent, Commander and Officers of the 5th District. The officers who gave their lives last night did so …

CIVILIAN OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY (COPA) CELEBRATES ITS AGENCY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), reached a milestone celebrating its one-year anniversary as the city of Chicago’s police oversight agency. The anniversary event was held at the investigative office headquarters (1615 W. Chicago Avenue). COPA’s leadership team, community advisory board members and its entire staff gathered to commemorate this special occasion. “Today is …

COPA STATEMENT ON VIDEO RELEASE

COPA is committed to transparency thus it is our goal to release available video (body worn camera, PODs, 3rd party, etc.) associated with COPA investigations at the earliest point possible but not before the family has had an opportunity to review. COPA also has a duty to preserve investigative integrity and be prudent in its …

COPA EDUCATES CPS YOUTH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) visited youth on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mikva Challenge to discuss the importance of police oversight. Mikva Challenge develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society. The youth that participated in a full day of learning activities are …