/ by Darryl Holliday

             COPA

The Chief Administrator will receive and register all complaints filed against members of the Police Department and develop and implement a process for allowing citizens to file complaints by various means, including submission of complaints using the Internet, by telephone, and at community meetings. The Administrator may refer a complaint against a member of the Police Department to mediation, except for complaints alleging the use of excessive force and cases of domestic violence.


CPAC

CPAC member districts will review and sign off on all complaint investigations, it would also appoint staff sufficient to ensure that all civilian complaints are assigned a complaint support specialist, who shall provide support to civilians throughout the complaint and investigative process. 

Affidavits: CPAC will not require civilian plaintiffs to submit a sworn complaint prior to launching an investigation.

Mediation: CPAC will have the authority to develop a mediation program, informed by national best practices that engage both complainants and accused police officers, aimed at resolving civilian complaints. No incident involving an allegation of use of force, sexual assault, rape, sexual misconduct, the discharge of a firearm, or the discharge of a stun gun, Taser or any other weapon police use to inflict pain and induce compliance will be mediated.


FAIR COPS

The Inspector General will audit the citizen complaint process, including, but not limited to, how the complaint process is publicized; how IPRA receives complaints; procedures by which the department's Internal Affairs Division and IPRA register and classify complaints; and analyzing patterns of complaints.

Affidavits: The Inspector General will oversee how the thoroughness of preliminary IPRA investigations prior to obtaining a sworn affidavit, if one is required by law.

Mediation: None Found


ICPM

The Chief Administrator will conduct investigations into incidents that include any complaint against members of the Chicago Police Department concerning domestic violence, excessive force, illegal search or seizure, false arrest, coercion, and verbal abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual misconduct. First Amendment violations, denial of access to an attorney, phone, family member, or other visitor while in police custody, other Fifth Amendment violations, biased police practices, or unjustifiably killing or injuring an animal are also included under the ICPM.

The Chief Administrator can conduct CPD investigations even in the absence of a civilian complaint when the Chief Administrator determines such investigation is warranted

Affidavits: The Chief Administrator will not require that civilian plaintiffs to submit a sworn complaint prior to launching an investigation. 

Mediation: The Chief Administrator will have the authority to develop a mediation program, informed by national best practices that engage both complainants and accused police officers, aimed at resolving civilian complaints. No incident involving an allegation of use of force, sexual assault, rape, sexual misconduct, the discharge of a firearm, or the discharge of a stun gun, Taser or any other weapon police use to inflict pain and induce compliance will be mediated.