FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2020
COPA REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM RESIDENTS REGARDING NON-FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ENGLEWOOD
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is requesting assistance from the residents of the City of Chicago for any information related to the non-fatal officer involved shooting which occurred in the 5600 block of South Aberdeen, Sunday, August 9, 2020.
Preliminary investigative efforts have determined the involved Chicago Police Officers assigned to the newly created Community Safety Team did not have body worn cameras. Responding COPA investigative personnel reviewed POD video which captures the pursuit of a man matching the description of the person sought to be in possession of a firearm. COPA is continuing its investigation for additional 3rd party video and any witnesses.
“In addition to review of video evidence and investigative interviews, COPA will review the results of ballistic and other forensic evidence prior to reaching a finding into the officer’s use of deadly force,” said COPA Public Information Officer Ephraim Eaddy. “There are moments when we need help from the public because police accountability takes us all and we encourage anyone with information about this shooting to contact our office.”
As a partner in police reform and the civilian led oversight body for the Chicago Police Department responsible for administrative investigations, COPA is committed to fair and thorough investigations based on the evidence and facts of the case and again asks for the communities help in providing information.
If anyone has information regarding this incident or relevant video, please contact 312-743-COPA (2672) or email COPAfirstname.lastname@example.org
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
312-771-3718 – email@example.com