The Chicago Police Board may seek to fire an officer who shot and killed two people during a domestic disturbance call in 2015.
There’s more rancor than ever in deciding what a community board to oversee Chicago police should look like, and what powers civilians should have.
“At the end of the day I don’t have the luxury of basing my decisions on public pressure, political pressure,” CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, explaining why he rejected COPA findings in the death of Quintonio LeGrier.
The ACLU and Black Lives Matter now have official seats at the police oversight negotiations table.
Chicago’s largest police union is fighting the use of body cameras. Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham explains why.
More than 7,000 sworn officers and personnel in the Chicago Police Department are now outfitted with body-worn cameras, a goal the city says it met more than a year early.
Oversight officials released several clips showing the shooting death of teen Juan Flores after he pinned an officer between his SUV and a squad car in September.
By the end of this year, the Chicago Police Department believes it will have the nation’s largest collection of officer-worn body cameras in use.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are suing the city and the Police Department so they can be part of reform talks. The suit alleges that brutality “is magnified for people with disabilities.”
Just weeks after its relaunch as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the agency is officially looking for a new chief administrator.
Chicago police officers are getting new use-of-force training, but the city’s largest police union is objecting.
A big change could be coming to the police accountability apparatus.
Mental health awareness, cultural competency and human rights are just a handful of the new training requirements for Chicago police officers as part of the city’s efforts at police reform.
A discussion with Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA, which officially takes over on Friday.
A scathing federal report on the Chicago Police Department outlined 99 recommendations for reform. But an analysis by an online investigative site says only six of those recommendations have been fully implemented so far.
More on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit calling for court oversight of the Chicago Police Department.