allegation that a Chicago Police Officer committed misconduct is a
serious event for the person alleging misconduct and the officer. Both
deserve a thorough, fair and timely investigation of the allegation.
Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) intakes all allegations of
misconduct, whether generated externally by the public, or internally
by Police Department personnel. When an allegation involves excessive
force, domestic violence, coercion though violence, or verbal
bias-based abuse, IPRA conducts the investigation into the allegation
and recommends the result. All other allegations are referred to the
Internal Affairs Division for appropriate resolution.
addition to investigating allegations of misconduct, IPRA investigates
or reviews all officer involved shootings, extraordinary occurrences in
lock-up, and uses of Tasers. The IPRA also may
make recommendations of changes to training and policy.
Finally, IPRA provides transparency to the disciplinary process by making public reports on that process.
is IPRA’s mission to build trust in IPRA, the Police disciplinary
process, and ultimately the Chicago Police Department as a whole
through thorough, fair, and timely investigations and increased