FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2022
COPA PROHIBITED FROM RELEASING VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENT NEAR 5300 S. MAY
This week, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) received and posted to its website (https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2022-0003401/) a court order prohibiting the release of video and other materials pertaining to the officer involved shooting which occurred on August 11, 2022, near 5300 S. May. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when members of the Department responded to a ShotSpotter alert and approached a group standing in the street. A struggle ensued between an officer and one of the subjects, resulting in the officer discharging his weapon. The subject sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital. A gun was recovered on scene.
Pursuant to the court order entered on September 28, 2022, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability and all other city entities are currently prohibited from releasing materials relative to this incident under the City’s Video Release Policy and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) during the pendency of the criminal matter.
COPA remains committed to transparency and is conducting a full analysis and investigation of the incident. Body worn camera, third party video and other materials related to this incident will be released upon the lifting of the Judge’s court order.
We encourage members of the community who may have witnessed or have additional information regarding the incident to contact COPA at (312) 746-COPA (2672) or visit www.chicagocopa.org.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org