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 …

COPA STATEMENT ON BELMONT CRAGIN

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 …

COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CTA GRAND RED LINE STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CTA GRAND RED LINE STATION Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place in the CTA Grand Red Line Station on Friday, February 28th, 2020. While critical steps …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER-INVOLVED INCIDENT AT CTA RED LINE STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2020 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER-INVOLVED INCIDENT AT CTA RED LINE STATION Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommended two Chicago Police Department officers involved in the incident at the CTA Grand Red Line Station on February 28, 2020 be relieved of police powers, effective immediately. “As the …

COPA RESPONDS TO DECISION TO CHARGE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER COREY DEANES

COPA IS PLEASED WITH DECISION TO CHARGE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER COREY DEANES The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is pleased with the decision by the Cook County State’s Attorney Office (CCSAO) to present charges on Chicago Police Officer Corey Deanes regarding ongoing battery and official misconduct. In early July of 2018 COPA received complaints …

COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT OF VIDEO RELEASE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7400 S. BENNETT

Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of an officer-involved shooting that took place near the 7400 block of South Bennett on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 Our investigation has uncovered that the officer’s responded to a call of a man with a weapon. Upon arrival, five officers encountered the …

COPA COMMUNITY HOURS HOSTED BY SELECT CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS TO HELP RESIDENTS CONNECT TO SERVICES CONTINUES TODAY AT PULLMAN LIBRARY

February 21, 2019 Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) will visit more communities to offer COPA Community Hours hosted by select Chicago Public Library Locations to help residents connect to services. The purpose of COPA Community Hours is to allow residents to have more access to COPA in their neighborhood in an effort to meet …