A Public Conversation with Sharon Fairley and Jamie Kalven

Reinventing Police Oversight: A Public Conversation with Sharon Fairley and Jamie Kalven   Join this Invisible Institute conversation at the Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave Chicago, IL Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm Register Here   Jamie Kalven, executive director of the Invisible Institute, and Sharon Fairley, Chief Administrator of IPRA. (photo credit: Sam Cholke/DNAinfo; IPRA)   …

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 …