by Darryl Holliday

On October 7, 2016, the City of Chicago posted openings for 15 Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) positions, following approval of the COPA ordinance by a 39-8 City Council vote on October 5. The application's listed salary for each position is $85,596 per year—an entry salary around $30,000 more than IPRA's lowest-paid investigator—and includes a list of duties, qualifications and job requirements.

See the full COPA Supervising Investigator application here.

For comparison, see Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) roles and salaries listed on the city's DataPortal as of October 10. For further comparison, we're also including a City Bureau Freedom of Information Act request for applications from all IPRA employees as of February 2016. The applications and staff directory are included below. 

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