FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2020
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER RELATED MATERIALS IN THREE SEPARATE OFF-DUTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) releases video and other related materials of three off-duty officer involved shootings in accordance with the City’s 60-Day Video Release Transparency Policy.
On August 21, 2020, two off-duty Chicago Police Officers were the victim of an apparent armed car-jacking near 2500 S. King Drive resulting in one of the officer’s discharging their weapon. The offenders fled in the officer’s vehicle. There are no reported injuries and the offenders remain at large. Materials released include 3rd Party and POD video, Case Incident & Tactical Response Reports, as well as OEMC transmissions (www.chicagocopa.org/2020-3949).
On August 31, 2020, an off-duty Chicago Police Officer encountered a burglar. The suspects fled, leading to a foot pursuit. The officer discharged his firearm, however there are no known injuries. The offender(s) remains at large. Materials posted include 3rd Party video, Case Incident & Tactical Response Reports, as well as OEMC transmissions (www.chicagocopa.org/2020-4077).
On September 15, 2020, shots were fired from a moving vehicle at an off-duty Chicago Police Officer who was travelling in his vehicle near 700 North Noble Street. The officer returned fire as the individuals continued to flee in their vehicle. There are no reported injuries and the offender(s) remain at large. Materials released include Case Incident & Tactical Response Reports, as well as OEMC transmissions(www.chicagocopa.org/2020-4312).
COPA’s investigation into each officers use of deadly force is ongoing to determine if the actions are in accordance with Department Policy and Training. We encourage members of the public who may have witnessed any of these incidents or have additional information to contact COPA at (312) 746-3609 or visit www.chicagocopa.org for more information.
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
Ph: 312-771-3718 / Email: Ephraim.Eaddy@ChicagoCOPA.org