Tag: Independent Police Review Authority

Chicago Mayor Calls to Disband Police Authority

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plan to disband the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and replace the group with a civilian agency “that has more independence and more resources to do its work.” Formed in 2007, the IPRA was created to serve as the city’s police review agency in…

Chicago Police to Release Shooting Videos Within 90 Days

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Police Department will be required to release evidence, including videos, related to a police shooting or incident of misconduct within 60 days of the incident. The recommendation came from the city’s Police Accountability Task Force, which Emanuel created following the…

More Police Cover-Ups in Chicago

Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has concluded that the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Cedrick LaMont Chatman by a police officer in January 2013 was justified. But the original investigator, Lorenzo Davis, disagrees with this assessment and insists the use of deadly force was unnecessary. Chatman was shot and killed almost…