COPA to Host Recruitment Fair

CHICAGO – Sharon Fairley, who will serve as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s (COPA) first Chief Administrator, announced today that COPA will host a recruitment fair in an effort to find qualified individuals to populate the new agency. “It is our hope that this event will not only help us find interested and qualified …

Thomas Kim to Join the Civilian Office of Police Accountability as Head of Investigations

As hiring for the newly formed Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is ramping up, Sharon Fairley, the current Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority, and interim head of COPA, announced today that Thomas Kim will serve as the First Deputy Chief Administrator of the new civilian police oversight agency reporting directly to …

Advisory Letter Regarding “Box-in” Vehicle Tactic

Eddie T. Johnson Superintendent Chicago Police Department 3510 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60653 August 8, 2016 Re: Advisory Letter Regarding Use of “Box-in” Vehicle Tactic Dear Superintendent Johnson: Pursuant to the Municipal Code of Chicago Section 2-57-040, the Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) is empowered to and has a duty …

Independent Police Review Authority Implements New Transparency Policy

IPRA to release evidence acquired from certain police‐involved incidents for ongoing investigations The Independent Police Review Authority announced today that the agency is fully implementing the policy recommendation made by the Police Accountability Task Force which calls for the public release of recordings and reports related to certain types of police incidents. The video release …

Independent Police Review Authority Increases Access To Community

Investigators Available in Community to Accept Complaints Chicago, May 27, 2106 ‐ The Independent Police Review Authority announced today that starting Wednesday, June 1st the agency will make Investigators available at four different satellite locations across the city, significantly increasing accessibility to the citizens of Chicago. Partnering with the City’s Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) …