COPA SUBMITS FIRST ADVISORY LETTER OF 2021 TO CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING SPECIAL WEAPONS & TACTICS TEAM (SWAT) FOLLOWING THE EXECUTION OF A SEARCH WARRANT

MEDIA ADVISORY February 2, 2021   COPA SUBMITS FIRST ADVISORY LETTER OF 2021 TO CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING SPECIAL WEAPONS & TACTICS TEAM (SWAT) FOLLOWING THE EXECUTION OF A SEARCH WARRANT   The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has submitted its first Advisory Letter of 2021, and the first since the inception of the …

COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICERS ACTIONS INVOLVING 10-YEAR-OLD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2021 COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATIONS INTO OFFICERS ACTIONS INVOLVING 10 YEAR-OLD The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recently concluded its investigation into the actions of two members of the Chicago Police Department who searched and handcuffed a 10-year-old boy who they suspected of possessing a firearm. COPA sustained allegations finding …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3800 W. POLK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3800 W. POLK On January 18, 2021 the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) received notification from the Chicago Police Department of an officer involved shooting near 3800 W. Polk Ave. COPA investigators arrived at the scene and immediately commenced an …

COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO EXCESSIVE FORCE INCIDENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2021 COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO INCIDENT INVOLVING EXCESSIVE FORCE The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation into an incident involving an officer’s use of excessive force that occurred on May 31, 2019 in the 8900 block of South Commercial Avenue. COPA’s findings and recommendations, as stated …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 S. KARLOV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2021 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 S. KARLOV On January 9, 2021 the Civilian Office of Police Accountability received notification from the Chicago of an officer involved shooting near 1500 S. Karlov. COPA investigators arrived at the scene and immediately commenced an investigation. Preliminary information indicates …

COPA RELEASES VIDEO AND OTHER MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 5200 S. MONITOR INVOLVING OFFICER JOSEPH CABRERA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2021 COPA RELEASES VIDEO AND OTHER MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 5200 S. MONITOR INVOLVING OFFICER JOSEPH CABRERA Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the off duty shooting by Officer Joseph Cabrera which occurred on October 13, 2020 near 5200 S. …

COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ACTIONS IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 5200 S. MONITOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ACTIONS IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 5200 S. MONITOR Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) was informed that Officer Joseph Cabrera has been arrested for aggravated assault and making a false statement stemming from the off duty shooting which …

COPA RELEASES VIDEO AND OTHER MATERIALS OF FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 2600 S. RIDGEWAY AVENUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2020   COPA RELEASES VIDEO AND OTHER MATERIALS OF FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 2600 S. RIDGEWAY AVENUE Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the fatal officer-involved shooting that took place on October 23, 2020, near the southwest corner of 26th Street …

COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON INVESTIGATION RELATED TO SEARCH OF MS. YOUNG’S HOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020   COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICERS ACTIONS REGARDING SEARCH AT MS. ANJANETTE YOUNG’S HOME   The Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s (COPA) investigation into the actions of all involved officers related to the search of Ms. Anjanette Young’s home on February 21, 2019 remains open. Ms. Young …

COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO THE FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OF MAURICE GRANTON JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2020 COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO THE FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OF MAURICE GRANTON JR. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 6, 2018 near 47th and Prairie. COPA’s findings and recommendations, as stated in its ordinance have been …