/ by Darryl Holliday

          COPA

Chief Administrator means the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability or the Chief Administrator’s designee.

Coercion means the use of improper or unlawful force or threats, express or implied, in order to compel a person to act against his or her will. As defined herein, “coercion” includes compelling a person to make statements.

Domestic violence means physical abuse (other than sexual abuse), harassment, stalking, intimidation or violations of orders of protection (or similar court orders) involving a sworn officer’s family or household member. As used in this definition, the term “family or household member” means spouses or former spouses; parents, children or stepchildren whether by blood or adoption; persons who share or formerly shared a common dwelling; persons who have or are alleged to have a child in common; or persons who have or have had a dating or engagement relationship.

Excessive force means a police officer’s application of force which, either because of the type of force employed, or the extent to which such force is employed, exceeds the force that reasonably appears to be necessary under all the circumstances surrounding the incident, including whether any use of force was appropriate.

Final report means the final report concerning an investigation conducted by the Office that is prepared after the conclusion of the process set forth in Section 2-78-130.

Military status has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 2-160-020.

Office means the Civilian Office of Police Accountability established in this chapter. An Ordinance in Relation to Police Oversight Establishment of COPA and Public Safety Deputy.

Police Board means the Police Board established in Chapter 2-84 of this Code.

Police Department means the Department of Police established in Chapter 2-84 of this Code.

Superintendent means the Superintendent of Police or the Superintendent’s designee.

Verbal abuse means the use of oral or written remarks that are overtly insulting, mocking or belittling, directed at a person based upon the actual or perceived race, immigration status, color, gender, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, or gender identity or expression of that person. “Verbal abuse” shall also include any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors.


CPAC

Coercion means the use of express or implied threats that put a person in immediate fear of the consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will.

Department means the Chicago Department of Police.

Police Board means the Police Board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.

Superintendent means the Chicago Superintendent of Police or his designated representative.

Verbal abuse means the use of a remark which is overtly insulting, mocking or belittling directed at a person based upon the actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity of that person.

Independent Police Review Authority means the Independent Police Review Authority established by Chapter 2-57 of this code, as amended.

 


FAIR COPS

Chief Executive means the superintendent of the department, the chief administrator of the independent police review authority, or the president of the police board.

Department means the Chicago Department of Police.

Deputy Inspector General means Deputy Inspector General for Police Functions.

Discipline Matrix means a standardized matrix which stipulates the minimum and maximum allowed disciplinary action for officer misconduct based on the type and level of misconduct as well as any mitigating or aggravating factors.

MCC means the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago. 

Police Board means the Police Board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.

Superintendent means the superintendent of police or his designated representative.

 


ICPM

Independent Citizen Police Monitor (also referred to throughout this chapter as "Monitor"), which shall include the Chief Administrator of the Monitor and such deputies, assistants and other employees as required in order to ensure that the Monitor can exercise the duties described throughout this ordinance in a thorough, timely and unbiased manner.

Chief Administrator means the chief administrator of independent citizen police monitor or a designated representative.

Coercion means the use of express or implied threats that put a person in fear of the consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will.

Department means the Chicago department of police.

Police Board means the police board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.

Superintendent means the superintendent of police or his or her designated representative.

Verbal abuse means the use of a remark which is overtly insulting, mocking or belittling directed at a person based upon the actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness or gender identity of that person.

Excessive force means an officer's use of force against an individual, whether the officer was on duty or off duty, where, under the circumstances, the use of force or the extent of the force was unjustified.

Sexual misconduct means any form of unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed by a department member against a civilian.