Alderman Seeks To Create New Police Watchdog AgencyA South Side alderman and others said overhauling the city’s existing police oversight agency won’t work, so they want to replace the Independent Police Review Authority with a completely different panel to investigate alleged police misconduct.
Judge Tosses Ex-IPRA Investigator’s LawsuitA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday brought by a former top investigator for the agency that reviews Chicago police shootings who claimed he was fired for not siding with officers.
Chicago Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones To File Suit Against Teen’s EstateThe Chicago Police officer accused of killing 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier is suing the teen’s estate.
IPRA Releases 911 Calls Made By Quintonio LeGrier On Morning He Was Fatally Shot By Chicago Police OfficerThe Independent Police Review Authority has released tapes of three 911 calls made by Quintonio LeGrier asking for help before he was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer.
City Council Committee Recommends Confirmation Of Sharon Fairley As Head Of IPRA The City Council’s Public Safety Committee is unanimously recommending that Sharon Fairley be confirmed as head of the Independent Police Review Authority.
IPRA Chief Sharon Fairley To Shake Up Senior Leadership TeamIn an effort to boost community trust in the organization that investigates police-involved shootings in the city, the acting head of that agency said Sunday that she’s restructuring her leadership team.
IPRA Head Encouraged By New Policy To Restrict Officers Involved In Shootings To Administrative DutiesThe head of the agency investigating this weekend’s fatal police shooting says she approves of new actions the Chicago Police Department is taking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Grill Police, Union Officials In HearingChicago aldermen asked some tough questions of the city's new police watchdog during a meeting of two City Council committees.
IPRA Investigators Testify In Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans TrialThe lead Independent Police Review Authority investigator handling Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans’ brutality case admitted Wednesday that he didn’t follow up on key requests from his supervisor and the Illinois State Police crime lab.
Black Lawmakers Want Federal Probe Of CPD To Include State's Attorney, IPRAAfrican-American state lawmakers have asked the Justice Department to expand its civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department to include the Independent Police Review Authority and Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Police Board Chair Defends Handling Of Complaints Against PoliceThe Chicago Police Board is preparing to rule on Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy's decision to take the next step in the case of officer Jason Van Dyke.
IPRA Chief Says Allegations Leveled By Fired Investigator Without MeritChicago’s Independent Police Review Authority reports it’s resolving cases of alleged police misconduct more quickly and handling some controversial issues properly, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.