COPA REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM RESIDENTS REGARDING NON-FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ENGLEWOOD

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, …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON NON-FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ENGLEWOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON NON-FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ENGLEWOOD On Sunday, August 9th, COPA responded to a non-fatal police-involved shooting in the 5600 block of South Aberdeen. Preliminary investigative efforts have determined that officers received a call of a man with a gun. The officers located an adult male …

COPA RECOMMENDS OFFICER BE SEPARATED FROM THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 COPA RECOMMENDS OFFICER BE SEPARATED FROM THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommends Chicago Police Officer Saharat Sampim be separated from the Chicago Police Department on multiple allegations of making false statements. The Department has concurred with COPA’s recommendation and findings. Officer Sampim’s false …

COPA INVESTIGATES OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT THE 25TH DISTRICT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2020 COPA INVESTIGATES OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT THE 25TH DISTRICT Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) responded to an officer involved shooting at the 25th District Police Station. Preliminary investigative efforts have determined a Chicago Police Officer transported a detainee who then discharged his weapon wounding two officers. Three officers returned fire …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON COMPLAINTS RELATED TO PROTEST IN GRANT PARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON COMPLAINTS RELATED TO PROTEST IN GRANT PARK The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has received over 20 complaints against members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) as a result of protests in Grant Park. COPA began receiving protest related complaints, which can be filed …

COPA INVESTIGATES COMPLAINTS RELATED TO PROTEST OF COLUMBUS STATUE IN GRANT PARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2020 COPA INVESTIGATES COMPLAINTS RELATED TO PROTEST OF COLUMBUS STATUE IN GRANT PARK The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has received numerous complaints alleging misconduct by Chicago Police Department members stemming from protests in Grant Park. “Residents of this City have a right to exercise their First Amendment rights. …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON PROTEST RELATED COMPLAINTS & INCIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON PROTEST RELATED COMPLAINTS & INCIDENTS Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) updated its new data portal (chicagocopa.org/data-cases/protest-related-information/) which provides updates and information on protest related complaints by date, category and incident location. COPA will continue to deliver on its core principal of transparency …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE WHO DISCHARGED WEAPON DURING ENCOUNTER WITH UNKNOWN INDIVIDUAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE WHO DISCHARGED WEAPON DURING ENCOUNTER WITH UNKNOWN INDIVIDUAL Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) terminated an employee who discharged a weapon during an encounter with an unknown individual Sunday morning. “COPA has strict policies, a code of conduct and high standards for …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER USING HOMOPHOBIC SLUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER USING HOMOPHOBIC SLUR Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability officially identified the Chicago Police Officer using a homophobic slur and recommended the officer be relieved of police powers pending the outcome of its investigation. The Department has concurred with COPA’s decision. COPA made …