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Police Investigators Claim Better Efficiency

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The office that investigates alleged misconduct by Chicago police officers is releasing its first annual report Friday. The department claims it’s more efficient now than when it first opened.

The Independent Police Review Authority is just over a year old. It’s the reincarnation of the now defunct Office of Professional Standards, which used to be part of the Chicago Police Department. Early on, the review authority’s chief administrator, Ilana Rosenzweig, was criticized for taking too long to close cases. But the report says the department’s increased its output by 30-percent. And now the backlog of cases is decreasing.

In the last year, the review authority says it opened 2,500 investigations into alleged Chicago police misconduct. Of those, the department confirmed 46 to be true. Rosenzweig is expected to discuss details about the report Friday.

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