FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2020
COPA STATEMENT ON BELMONT CRAGIN
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommends the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) identify and evaluate the current assignment of involved officers related to the incident at Brickyard Mall in the Belmont Cragin community and either modify their duty status or relieve them temporarily of police power until COPA can further assess the events and circumstances surrounding the use of force.
As Chicago’s civilian police oversight agency COPA is obligated to demonstrate our commitment to objectivity, integrity, transparency and swift action when responding to misconduct.
COPA is in the early stages of this investigation and has yet to identify all involved officers. We ask for cooperation and understanding from the community as we continue to investigate this incident.
If anyone has any information or video pertaining to this incident, please call our office at 312-746-3609 or visit www.chicagocopa.org for more information.
Public Information Officer