Lightfoot Says Interim COPA Chief Should Apologize For Controversy Over Officer Ella French's Inclusion In Report On Botched Anjanette Young RaidLightfoot last week said it was “the height of tone deafness” for COPA's report on the botched raid of Anjanette Young's home to include a recommendation that Officer French be suspended for three days -- even though the report was prepared before French was killed in the line of duty.
Aldermen Furious Over Lightfoot's Pick To Lead COPA, After Agency Recommended Suspension For Slain CPD Officer Ella FrenchMayor Lori Lightfoot has tapped the interim leader of Chicago’s police watchdog agency for the permanent job, despite a letter from 20 aldermen who say they are “vehemently opposed” to the appointment over a recent disciplinary report that recommended fallen Officer Ella French be suspended.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Police Supt. David Brown Slam COPA For Leaving Slain Officer Ella French's Name In Report On Anjanette Young RaidMayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown each chastised the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Friday for failing to redact the name of slain Officer Ella French in its report on the botched raid at the home of Anjanette Young.
Report On Anjanette Young Raid Called For Suspension For Officer Ella French, Who Was Later Shot And Killed; Her Brother Is FuriousThe brother of murdered Chicago Police Officer Ella French said he was “flabbergasted” by a report by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on the botched raid on the home of Anjanette Young, and he called the report “disgraceful.”
Building Custodian Michael Craig Called 911 Saying Wife Had Knife To His Throat, But Craig Was The One Shot And Killed By PoliceIn a call to 911 for help last month, Auburn Gresham building custodian Michael Craig said his wife had a knife to his throat.
COPA Completes Investigation Of CPD Officer Who Grabbed Nikkita Brown While She Was Walking Her Dog At North Avenue BeachBrown was walking her dog on the beach shortly after midnight on Aug. 28. The beach was closed and dogs weren't allowed, leading to an argument between Brown and the officer.
COPA Releases Video Of July Police Shooting During Foot Chase In BronzevilleThe video does not clearly show whether or not the man was holding a gun or pointing a weapon at the officer at the time.
Woman Restrained By CPD Officer While Walking Dog Still Waiting For Police Report, Body Camera FootageNikkita Brown, who is Black, has said she was racially profiled when a police officer confronted her at North Avenue Beach after it closed on Aug. 28. She said there were also White people at the beach at the time.
Attorneys Say CPD Officer Tried To Tackle Woman As She Walked Her Dog At North Avenue Beach, Claim She Was Racially ProfiledThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating Sunday night, after an incident two nights earlier at the North Avenue Beach involving a woman who was walking her dog.
Court Order Prohibits COPA From Releasing Video In Shooting That Killed CPD Officer Ella French, Paralyzed Her PartnerTwo brothers are charged in the shooting of Officer Ella French and her partner, and a court order in their case prohibits the Civilian Office of Police Accountability from releasing any video or other materials.
COPA Releases Video Of Fatal Shooting Of Klevontaye White By CPD Officers, Federal MarshalPolice have said Klevontaye White pointed a gun at officers, who opened fire on him while they were serving an arrest warrant.
Public Safety Committee Backs Compromise Plan To Create Civilian Police Oversight Panel“What produces a better police Department is better policies, and now we’re getting our civilians, our communities, our residents an opportunity to have a voice in those policies,” Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said.
Man Killed In West Garfield Park Police Shooting Identified As Klevontaye WhiteThree officers and a U.S. Marshal shot and killed man who has been identified as 34-year-old Klevontaye White.
Family Of Anthony Alvarez Says Being Stripped Of Police Powers Not Enough For CPD Officer Evan Solano, Who Shot And Killed HimTwo months ago, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability – which investigates police shootings - recommended that Officer Evan Solano be stripped of his police powers. Only now is action being taken.
COPA Releases Video From Scene Where 2 CPD Officers Were Shot In Lawndale In May; Police Shot And Wounded SuspectThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday released dramatic video from the morning a gunman shot two Chicago Police officers in the Lawndale neighborhood.