Chicago’s Police Review Agency Calls For Three Officers To Be Fired

Sharon Fairley, acting head of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks at a news conference, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Chicago. The head of a city watchdog that investigates Chicago police shootings pledged greater transparency as the agency does its work, while at the time Monday a federal judge blasted the city’s legal arm for trying to conceal evidence in one police shooting.
Sharon Fairley, acting head of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks at a news conference in January. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo
Sharon Fairley, acting head of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks at a news conference, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Chicago. The head of a city watchdog that investigates Chicago police shootings pledged greater transparency as the agency does its work, while at the time Monday a federal judge blasted the city’s legal arm for trying to conceal evidence in one police shooting.
Sharon Fairley, acting head of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks at a news conference in January. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo

Chicago’s Police Review Agency Calls For Three Officers To Be Fired

The Chicago police oversight agency that last week ruled that two police shootings were not justified now wants the three officers involved in those incidents to be fired.

The Independent Police Review Authority recommendations go to Superintendent Eddie Johnson and then to the city's police board, which makes a final decision on whether to fire officers.

In IPRA documents, the agency found that one officer was not justified in a 2013 fatal shooting and a 2015 shooting in which a man was injured. IPRA determined the officers were not in serious danger when they fired their weapons.

Last week's findings and this week's recommendation to fire the officers mark a dramatic shift in the embattled agency that's been harshly criticized for taking the side of officers in the vast majority of shooting cases.