Officer Dante Servin Resigns Before Disciplinary Hearing In Death Of Rekia BoydDante Servin, the Chicago police officer acquitted of criminal charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, has resigned his position just days before a disciplinary hearing that could have resulted in his dismissal.
Emanuel Not Offering Specifics On IPRA Replacement, But Says Citizen Participation Key Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t offering specifics yet, but he says a new agency that will replace the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority will have citizen involvement and will put the police department and the city in a better place, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Alderman Who Proposed Scrapping IPRA Glad To Hear Mayor Emanuel's PlanA South Side alderman who proposed doing away with the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority in the wake of the Laquan McDonald case said Saturday morning she was surprised to learn the mayor is planning to do just that, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.