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Sharon Fairley

Sharon Fairley, the head of the city's Independent Police Review Authority, is here to talk about the new police oversight agency set to replace it.

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Just who will police the police? New details emerge on a proposal to replace the embattled Independent Police Review Authority with a new agency.

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Sharon Fairley

Newly released videos capturing the events leading up to the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal sparked protests over the weekend.

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The Independent Police Review Authority released police videos showing the shooting of Paul O’Neal.

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“IPRA employees are capable and educated people,” said IPRA investigator Lakenya White. “We go beyond scope to find evidence, to find witnesses.”

Investigators at the Independent Police Review Authority and the union that represents them are pushing back against the mayor's call to scrap and replace the agency.

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The mayor and aldermen have made it clear they are going to abolish the Independent Police Review Authority. But what will it be replaced with? 

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Many stakeholders on Monday are saying “the devil’s in the details” before they hail the latest decision by the mayor as a game changer.

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The police superintendent and mayor announce big changes to Chicago Police Department practices and oversight. But did the much maligned Independent Police Review Authority make the cut?

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Mayor Emanuel's Police Accountability Task Force has issued a sobering assessment of the Chicago Police Department. We talk about the findings and recommendations with task force and community members during this special edition of "Chicago Tonight."

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Lori Lightfoot

“The community's lack of trust in the Chicago police department is justified.” That's a direct quote from the scathing report released Wednesday afternoon by the Police Accountability Task Force. 

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More scrutiny on the Chicago Police Department. On Tuesday, a City Council member called for the abolishment of the Independent Police Review Authority, and a new report cites allegations that the fiancée of new police superintendent Eddie Johnson is part of a probe into cheating on a lieutenant’s exam.

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"Failure is just not an option here," the Independent Police Review Authority chief said to Carol Marin during Monday's interview. "I believe that all the invested agencies involved here, the police department, the mayor's office, state's attorney's office – everybody understands that. We have to make this work, and I'm committed to making this work."

Few Answers at Marathon City Council Hearing

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Anita Alvarez

Embattled State's Attorney Anita Alvarez chose to not attend a marathon City Council committee hearing Tuesday on police misconduct in the wake of the ongoing scandal at the Chicago Police Department.

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Update: Lorenzo Davis is not able to join "Chicago Tonight" on Thursday.

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The Independent Police Review Authority is under fire. The group allegedly did not fully investigate what might have been an attempt by Chicago police to seize security footage during a 2013 raid on a tanning salon. We talk with the WBEZ reporter who's been covering the story.

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss the mayor’s proposed property tax hike, the Independent Police Review Authority’s recommendation to fire an officer, and more on local business news, crime, and sports.