COPA SEEKS INPUT FROM PUBLIC ON POLICIES TO IMPROVE INVESTIGATIONS & CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 COPA SEEKS INPUT FROM PUBLIC ON POLICIES TO IMPROVE INVESTIGATIONS & CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT Today the Civilian Office of Police Accountability will begin/began receiving input and feedback on policies critical to improving the civilian oversight agency responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct for the city of Chicago. Members of …

COPA DELIVERS REPORT OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO SUPERINTENDENT IN FIRST CONCLUDED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED MISCONDUCT OF TACTICAL TEAM MEMBERS LED BY FORMER SERGEANT RONALD WATTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2021   COPA DELIVERS REPORT OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO SUPERINTENDENT IN FIRST CONCLUDED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED MISCONDUCT OF TACTICAL TEAM MEMBERS LED BY FORMER SERGEANT RONALD WATTS The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation and delivered the first report of findings and recommendations to the …

COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 S. KARLOV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2021 COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 S. KARLOV Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place on January 9, 2021, near the 1500 S. Karlov. Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers observed …

COPA CONCLUDES FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OF HARITH AUGUSTUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2021 COPA CONCLUDES FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OF MR. HARITH AUGUSTUS The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation into the July 14, 2018 fatal officer-involved shooting of Harith Augustus in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Pursuant to Ordinance (http://www.chicagocopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/COPA-Ordinance.pdf) our findings and recommendations have been delivered …

COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO 2019 INCIDENT INVOLVING OFFICERS AT JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 COPA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO 2019 INCIDENT OF ALLEGED EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AT MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has concluded its investigation involving allegations of excessive force by two members of the Chicago Police Department serving as school resource officers at John Marshall Metropolitan …

COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3300 W. IRVING PARK ROAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 COPA RELEASES MATERIALS OF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3300 W. IRVING PARK ROAD Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place on December 11, 2020, near 3300 W. Irving Park Road. At approximately 10:48pm an off-duty CPD officer …

COPA RELEASES MATERIALS OF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 N. LARAMIE AVENUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2021 COPA RELEASES MATERIALS OF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 N. LARAMIE AVENUE Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place on December 18, 2020, near the 1500 Block of North Laramie Avenue. Chicago Police Officers were in their …

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 …