Rosenzweig likely headed to another 4-year term as IPRA chief

The Independent Police Review Authority investigates complaints against police

October 4, 2011

The Chicago City Council is set to confirm Illana Rosenzweig to a second four-year term as the head of IPRA. 

The Independent Police Review Authority, or IPRA, is the agency former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley created in the wake of several high-profile police scandals. IPRA receives and investigates complaints against police, and Rosenzweig is the agency's first administrator.

A City Council committee voted to approve her for another term, though the full council still has to vote on her appointment Wednesday. At the committee hearing Monday, Rosenzweig told aldermen that she has about 250 cases that have taken more than two years to resolve. She says her investigators often have to wait for criminal cases to be concluded before they can do their work.