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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability COPA is Chicago’s civilian police oversight agency founded on the values of Integrity, Transparenc

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Today COPA Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten shared the agency's mission to clergy and community stakeholders at the Le...
03/09/2022

Today COPA Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten shared the agency's mission to clergy and community stakeholders at the Leaders Network virtual meeting.

Today COPA attended a career fair at National Louis University where we shared with students the work we do as a police ...
02/28/2022

Today COPA attended a career fair at National Louis University where we shared with students the work we do as a police accountability agency and also the various career paths available as they think about their future endeavors.

On Friday, COPA along with other City departments attended the @MyCHIMyFuture meeting led by @TheChiFirstLady to discuss...
02/07/2022

On Friday, COPA along with other City departments attended the @MyCHIMyFuture meeting led by @TheChiFirstLady to discuss the best ways we can collaborate and connect with youth and their families.

COPA Provides Update on Death of Ms. Irene Chavez While in Chicago Police Department 3rd District Custody
12/27/2021

COPA Provides Update on Death of Ms. Irene Chavez While in Chicago Police Department 3rd District Custody

COPA Concludes Investigation Into Incident Involving Ms. Nikkita Brown at North Avenue Beach
10/28/2021

COPA Concludes Investigation Into Incident Involving Ms. Nikkita Brown at North Avenue Beach

10/25/2021

COPA is now receiving public comments on policies regarding:

COPA Interviews - CPD Members
Fact Gathering & Investigative Process
Compelled Statements

We encourage residents to review the draft policies and make comments as they see fit.

https://buff.ly/3sGbACH

Today COPA attended a virtual career day with Junior Achievement of Chicago and explained the agency operations to stude...
10/22/2021

Today COPA attended a virtual career day with Junior Achievement of Chicago and explained the agency operations to students at Phillips Academy High School, Hyde Park Academy High School and Schurz High School.

Last night, COPA Interim Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten presented to the Citizens Policy Academy. Participants in th...
10/20/2021

Last night, COPA Interim Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten presented to the Citizens Policy Academy. Participants in the academy play an important role in the community-driven policing model of Chicago and often serve as leaders in their community around police accountability.

10/19/2021
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COPA Q3 2021 Quarterly Report is now available. This report covers COPA’s data analysis and operational updates from July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021 -https://www.chicagocopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Q3-2021-Report-FINAL-1.pdf

COPA is now receiving public comments on policies regarding: COPA Interviews - CPD MembersFact Gathering &  Investigativ...
10/15/2021
Public Comment & Policy Review

COPA is now receiving public comments on policies regarding:

COPA Interviews - CPD Members
Fact Gathering & Investigative Process
Compelled Statements

We encourage residents to review the draft policies and make comments as they see fit.

https://www.chicagocopa.org/community-outreach/public-comment-policy-review/

Thank you for your interest in providing public comment on COPA policies. Accountability takes all of us and we invite you to review drafts of our policies and post any comments, feedback, opinions or suggestion. The comment period for the following policies will remain open for at least 15 days (i....

10/14/2021

Tomorrow is the last day COPA will accept applications for the position of Attorney. COPA is encouraging qualified candidates interested in a career in police accountability and public transparency to apply.

https://www.chicagocopa.org/careers/investigator/

COPA Provides Update on Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Near 7700 S. Carpenter
10/05/2021

COPA Provides Update on Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Near 7700 S. Carpenter

COPA provides update of investigation into the incident captured on video involving CPD officer and woman walking her do...
08/30/2021

COPA provides update of investigation into the incident captured on video involving CPD officer and woman walking her dog on the beach.

Join COPA for the last community listening session regarding the city's search for a new Chief Administrator. This sessi...
08/25/2021

Join COPA for the last community listening session regarding the city's search for a new Chief Administrator. This session will be virtual and can be attended by all. Please register in advance at: https://buff.ly/3jgPrbJ

Tonight COPA is at Kennedy King College participating in the third of fourth community engagement listening sessions reg...
08/25/2021

Tonight COPA is at Kennedy King College participating in the third of fourth community engagement listening sessions regarding the selection of the next COPA Chief Administrator.

Join us this evening as we host the third of four community listening sessions regarding our Chief Administrator search....
08/24/2021

Join us this evening as we host the third of four community listening sessions regarding our Chief Administrator search. The event will take place at 6:30pm at Kennedy-King College's U Building - 740 W. 63rd Street.

Tonight COPA is participating in the second of four community engagement listening sessions on the west side regarding t...
08/19/2021

Tonight COPA is participating in the second of four community engagement listening sessions on the west side regarding the selection of the next COPA Chief Administrator.

Today COPA attended the Mikva Challenge State of Chicago Virtual Youth Town Hall and listened to young people share poli...
08/18/2021

Today COPA attended the Mikva Challenge State of Chicago Virtual Youth Town Hall and listened to young people share policy recommendations on important issues facing youth.

Tonight we participated in the first of four community engagement listening sessions on the north side regarding the sel...
08/18/2021

Tonight we participated in the first of four community engagement listening sessions on the north side regarding the selection of the next COPA Chief Administrator.

Join us this evening for the first of four upcoming community listening sessions regarding the selection of COPA's next ...
08/17/2021

Join us this evening for the first of four upcoming community listening sessions regarding the selection of COPA's next Chief Administrator.

Today COPA staff volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to sort and pack food items that will be distributed...
08/14/2021

Today COPA staff volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to sort and pack food items that will be distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County.

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COPA Releases Materials Related to Fatal Off-Duty Officer-Involved Shooting Near 8500 West Winona Street www.chicagocopa.org/case/2021-4357
COPA Provides Update on Death of Ms. Irene Chavez While in Chicago Police Department 3rd District Custody
COPA Releases Video & Other Materials Of Officer Involved Shooting Near 3900 W. Madison https://chicagocopa.org/case/2021-4309/
COPA Releases Materials of Off-Duty Officer Involved Shooting Near 3100 W. Belle Plaine http://chicagocopa.org/2021-1162
COPA Releases Summary Report and Findings regarding Chicago Police Department Raid of Ms. Anjanette Young's Residence https://www.chicagocopa.org/case-summaries/log2019-0004600/
COPA Releases Video & Other Materials of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Near 7700 South Carpenter Street https://chicagocopa.org/case/2021-3940/
COPA Concludes Investigation Into Incident Involving Ms. Nikkita Brown at North Avenue Beach
COPA is now receiving public comments on policies regarding: COPA Interviews - CPD Members Fact Gathering & Investigative Process Compelled Statements We encourage residents to review the draft policies and make comments as they see fit. https://buff.ly/3sGbACH
Today COPA attended a virtual career day with Junior Achievement of Chicago and explained the agency operations to students at Phillips Academy High School, Hyde Park Academy High School and Schurz High School.
Last night, COPA Interim Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten presented to the Citizens Policy Academy. Participants in the academy play an important role in the community-driven policing model of Chicago and often serve as leaders in their community around police accountability.
COPA Releases Video & Other Materials of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Near 6500 South Harvard Avenue https://chicagocopa.org/case/2021-3709/
COPA Q3 2021 Quarterly Report is now available. This report covers COPA’s data analysis and operational updates from July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021 -https://www.chicagocopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Q3-2021-Report-FINAL-1.pdf