Independent Police Review Authority

Former supervising investigator for the IPRA Lorenzo Davis. (Credit: CBS)

Investigator Claims IPRA Fired Him For Refusal To Change Findings In Police Shootings

Lorenzo Davis is a former supervising investigator for the board. He says he was fired eleven days ago for refusing to change his findings on six shootings.


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Independent Police Review Authority Supervisor Arrested For DUI New Year’s Day

An investigator who’s job it is to police the police is in trouble with the law.


A male was shot by Chicago Police and seriously wounded Wednesday night after he opened fire at officers in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot Man In Back Of The Yards After Witnessing Gunfight

About 11 p.m., officers conducting a traffic stop in the 5100 block of South Wood saw two males exchanging gunfire from opposite sides of the street, according to a statement from Chicago Police.


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Officer Stripped Of Powers Amid Brutality Probe

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said an investigation into the actions of officers involved in a raid at a tanning salon last summer is in the hands of the Independent Police Review Authority, which recommended one officer immediately be placed on administrative leave.


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2 Teens Shot By Police In Roseland

Two teenage boys were shot Sunday evening in the Roseland neighborhood when Chicago Police opened fire on a stolen car packed full of joyriders


Clergy Want To Help Pick Director Of Police Misconduct Board

Prominent African American clergy are demanding the mayor talk to them before picking a new director for the police misconduct board, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Ex-Top Cops, Emanuel Appointee, Search For Chief To Investigate Police

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday named a former Chicago Police superintendent, an activist-priest and the trusted co-chair of his transition team to a committee that will search for a new chief for the agency that investigates police misconduct.


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Two Police-Involved Shootings In Past 24 Hours

Police shot an armed man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday, shortly after he also pulled a gun on his stepfather at an Englewood home, according to a police union official. It was the second police involved shooting in a 24-hour period.


Terrance Shelton, 25, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm, burglary, and three other charges for allegedly pointing a gun at police during a chase on Nov. 21, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Pointing Gun At Cops

A burglary suspect was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault of a police officer after being shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a Monday night chase through the West Side.


Mayor Emanuel addresses reporters Friday in Chicago. (CBS)

Emanuel Concerned About Length Of Police Misconduct Probes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is concerned about how long it can take for the police review board to investigate when officers are accused of misconduct.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Akilah Easter has filed a complaint with the Chicago Police Department, claiming police did not take pictures or collect DNA or other evidence after she fought off an attacker along the lakefront in June. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Attacked On Lakefront Says Cops Mishandled Case

Akilah Easter was attacked on the lakefront this summer and managed to get away, but she said her nightmare didn’t end there. Easter said that, when Chicago police officers arrived to investigate, she felt victimized again.

CBS 2–11/02/2011

Police officers shot and killed a man during a domestic disturbance on the 300 block of North Latrobe Avenue on Aug. 3, 2011. Two officers were injured by pepper spray in a struggle with the suspect. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Fatally Shoot Man During Domestic Disturbance

A man was shot by police and two officers were hurt during a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon on the West Side.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

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Cops Who Shoot Someone Now Have 24 Hours To Talk To Independent Reviewers

Chicago Police officers have won the right to a 24-hour cooling-off period from the time they shoot someone to the time they must speak to an independent investigator.


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Cops Shoot Man During Burglary Call

Chicago police officers shot and wounded a man on the West Side near the United Center while responding to a burglary in progress Sunday morning.


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Cops Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Gun At Crowd On NW Side

Police shot a male early Monday on the Northwest Side after he twice pointed a gun at officers while fleeing a traffic stop.


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Man Fatally Shot By Police On South Side

Police shot and killed a man on the South Side early Saturday when he allegedly tried to run over an officer with his car.

WBBM Newsradio–01/01/2011

Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

Chicago Police Increasing Use Of Tasers

Chicago Police are using their Tasers far more often this year.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2010