COPA Gearing Up — By Hiring Subject Matter ExpertsChicago’s new Civilian Office of Police Accountability opens for business Sept. 15 with 140 full-time employees, 90 of them investigators.
Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Striking Suspect Lying On GroundVideo posted on Facebook shows Jermaine Milan on his stomach on the street, with an officer straddling him, hitting him in the head.
IPRA Video Shows Woman Fighting CVS Employees Before Police Shot HerMichele Robey threatened employees with a knife about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the store at 3944 N. Western Ave., police said at the time.
Johnson To Testify In Suit Brought By Mom Of Teen Killed By CopSupt. Eddie Johnson is expected to testify in the wrongful death trial of a teenager who was fatally shot in the back by a Chicago cop.
Man Shot By Chicago Police In 2015 Sues City For Excessive ForceA South Side man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and five Chicago police officers, accusing the officers of using excessive force when they shot him during a traffic stop two years ago, after he called 911.
IPRA Releases Videos From Fatal Police Shooting Of Kajuan RayeThe Independent Police Review Authority has released surveillance video of the foot chase that led up to the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Kajuan Raye in November.
Video Released From Fatal Police Shooting In NovemberPolice officers shot and killed 26-year-old Darius Jones on Nov. 18, 2016, when he allegedly refused to drop his weapon after firing shots at 69th and Damen.
Feds Say Sworn-Affidavit Rule Undercuts CPD Misconduct ProbesCitizens have to give a sworn affidavit when they file complaints against Chicago Police officers — a requirement that creates a “tremendous disincentive to come forward with legitimate claims,” according to the Department of Justice.
Videos, 911 Tapes Reveal Pandemonium At Scene Of Fatal Police ShootingNewly released tapes have offered a clearer picture of a chaotic and shocking scene that played out at a busy intersection in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood two months ago, when an off-duty police officer shot and killed 25-year-old Joshua Beal.
Aldermen Approve Plan For New Police Oversight AgencyAfter a long debate, the Chicago City Council has voted 39 to 8 to approve the structure of a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of officer misconduct.
City Council Vote On New Police Oversight Office Expected This WeekA full City Council vote could come as soon as tomorrow.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Plan To Replace IPRAThe mayor originally hoped to get a vote by the full City Council on Wednesday, but many aldermen have objected to rushing the ordinance.

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