FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2021
COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO 2020 INCIDENT OF ALLEGED MISCONDUCT AT THE CTA JACKSON RED LINE STATION
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation of an incident that took place at the CTA Jackson Red Line station at 230 S. State on February 4, 2020.
The incident began when a CTA Supervisor responded to reports of a person stabbed at the Jackson CTA Red Line Station and alleged a Chicago Police Officer grabbed, pushed, detained, and engaged in an unnecessary verbal altercation without justification. The CTA Supervisor also alleged that when she reported the misconduct to a CPD Sergeant, she was threatened with arrest and placed in handcuffs.
COPA’s findings and recommendations as stated in its ordinance (http://www.chicagocopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/COPA-Ordinance.pdf) have been delivered to the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department and are currently under review.
COPA’s findings and recommendations are set forth in its Summary Report of Investigation (SRI) and will be posted on COPA’s website for review by the public upon the conclusion of the Department’s review.
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