Police Oversight Agency COPA Improperly Ended Misconduct Investigations, Inspector General Finds

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2020
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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability improperly ended some of its misconduct investigations of Chicago Police officers, the City’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said in a new report.

In an advisory report issued Thursday, the Office of the Attorney General said the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s practice of “administratively terminating” misconduct complaints is “ill-defined and frequently misapplied, with inconsistencies and inaccuracies in its use.” The report calls for the police oversight agency to update and clarify its policies.

It is not known how many of the investigations that were...

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