Response to CPD’s New Use of Force Policies

Today, the Chicago Police Department has taken an extraordinarily important step toward reform in announcing new policies that will govern when and how officers are permitted to use force. We believe these new policies incorporate new concepts that are essential to fair and effective policing. Specifically, we’re pleased to see the department’s renewed commitment 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 …