Civilian Office of Police Accountability
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Lightfoot’s Pick For Police Oversight Boss Apologizes To Slain Officer Ella French’s Family While Defending Agency’s Report
Mayor Lori Lightfoot still supports interim COPA chief Andrea Kersten, but said French’s inclusion in the report was “tone deaf and it was absolutely unnecessary.”
Investigation Into Cop Who Grabbed Nikkita Brown To Conclude In The ‘Next Month,’ Police Oversight Chief Says
The claim was made at a budget hearing Thursday, as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability's interim leaders promised increased transparency at the agency charged with investigating police misconduct.
Protesters Want Cop Fired After Grabbing Black Woman In Lincoln Park: ‘We Want Justice For This Young Woman’
The officer, who has not been identified, was placed on administrative duty by Supt. David Brown pending an investigation of the incident.
Man Was Unarmed, Running Away When Shot And Killed By Police In Pilsen, Lawsuit Says
The family of Miguel Vega said an officer recklessly fired shots without a clear target in a residential block.
Chicago Set To Create Police Misconduct Database — But A Watered-Down Version
The database will now only feature complaints going back to 2000, a move some said would make it less effective.
Head Of Chicago’s Police Oversight Agency Resigns Amid Its Investigations Into Toledo, Alvarez Shootings
The move leaves the police watchdog agency without a leader as it is investigating major cases, including the fatal shootings of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez.
After Viewing ‘Heartbreaking’ Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old, Adam Toledo’s Family Asks City To Delay Public Release Of Footage, Agency Says
The slain seventh-grader's family viewed body camera video of his death Tuesday and reportedly asked a police oversight agency to delay releasing the footage to the public. It will be made public eventually.
Adam Toledo’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Cop Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old Next Week, Lawyers Say
City officials say they will publicly release the police camera footage of the March 29 shooting, but not before Toledo's relatives have had a chance to see it.
Adam Toledo’s Family Hasn’t Seen Police Video Of Cop Shooting 13-Year-Old, Attorney Says
The family is preparing for the seventh grader's funeral and has yet to see the body cam footage the night the 13-year-old was shot and killed by police.
Chicago Police Killed A 13-Year-Old Boy In Little Village Monday
Adam Toledo, 13, died from a gunshot wound in his chest. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting, which police say happened during an "armed confrontation."
Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man In Little Village
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting, which police say happened after an "armed confrontation."
Chicago Cop Who Teaches Use Of Force Rules At Academy Faces Felony In Off-Duty Irving Park Shooting
Officer Kevin Bunge was given a $1,000 bond while he awaits trial.
Anjanette Young Calls For Police Accountability, Justice For Black Women At Her South Side Church
"I will tell [my story] again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again," Young said at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.
Chicago Police Ran Over Woman, Didn’t Move SUV As It Crushed Victim’s Leg For More Than 8 Minutes, Video Shows
Martina Standley was left with a traumatic brain injury and a crushed leg after a Chicago police officer drove into her in November 2019, according to a lawsuit.
Police Racked Up So Many Complaints During Summer Protests A Special Unit Was Created To Investigate
Eight Chicago officers have been relieved of their police powers so far due to protest-related complaints from the summer.
After Police Footage Released, Miguel Vega’s Family Seeks Answers In Fatal Shooting: ‘I’m Waiting For Justice For My Son’
Relatives said they are “deeply disappointed” that no one from the police department has reached out to speak to them about the shooting.
Investigators Release Video Of Police Fatally Shooting Miguel Vega In Pilsen
Police say someone in Vega's group opened fire on officers, sparking a shootout with police. The slain man's family is skeptical of his involvement.
After Police Kill Miguel Vega During Alleged Shootout, 100 Gather In Pilsen To Support His Grieving Family: ‘We Want Justice’
While police and a witness say someone in Vega's group opened fire on officers, sparking a shootout with police, the slain man's family is skeptical of his involvement. “They haven't told us anything,” his mother said of police.
More Public Data Can Help Hold Police Accountable, Experts Say — But More Must Be Done To Create Systemic Change
Data portals can better publicize Chicago Police Department's responses to misconduct, but the data doesn't keep abusive officers off the street.
258 Complaints Filed Against Chicago Police Amid Protesting Over George Floyd Murder
Protesters — and journalists — have reported being brutalized, beaten with batons and pepper sprayed by Chicago Police officers at such events.