FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2022
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS RELATED TO OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT THE 25th DISTRICT POLICE STATION
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials related to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on July 30, 2020 at the 25th District Police Station.
Pursuant to a court order issued on September 9, 2020, in the case of People v. Lovelle Jordan, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability was prohibited from releasing materials relative to this incident. As a result of the criminal trial concluding, materials are no longer prohibited by court order for release. Materials release today include body-worn camera video, OEMC Transmissions, Case Incident, Tactical Response, and Arrest Reports, which can be viewed by visiting www.chicagocopa.org/2020-0003466.
On July 30, 2020, a Chicago Police Officer transported Lovelle Jordan to the 25th District Police Station. While exiting the police vehicle, Mr. Jordan discharged his weapon, striking two officers and injuring another. Four officers returned fire, wounding Mr. Jordan. COPA recently received notification of Mr. Jordan’s death.
COPA’s investigation into this incident concluded on March 31, 2022, and the matter is currently in Command Channel Review with the Chicago Police Department. Per ordinance, the Superintendent is permitted 60 days to review COPA’s findings and recommendations, though a request can be made for 30 additional days for a total review period not to exceed 90 days.
The Superintendent’s response to any COPA recommendations of discipline or other remedial action, if applicable, will determine the extent of the additional review processes that follow. These review processes may include, but are not limited to, review by the City of Chicago Department of Law, hearing before the Chicago Police Board, grievance filings, and arbitration.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
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