IPRA Chief Administrator On The Future Of Police Oversight In Chicago

Sharon Fairley
Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority. IPRA says it will says that it will release videos, audio recordings and reports from about 100 Chicago Police officer-involved shootings to the public Friday June 3, 2016. The materials pertain to still-open investigations. M. Spencer Green / AP, file
Sharon Fairley
Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority. IPRA says it will says that it will release videos, audio recordings and reports from about 100 Chicago Police officer-involved shootings to the public Friday June 3, 2016. The materials pertain to still-open investigations. M. Spencer Green / AP, file

IPRA Chief Administrator On The Future Of Police Oversight In Chicago

Sharon Fairley took over as Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority in December, after public outcry over the city’s handling of police shootings, like the one that took the life of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Last week, Mayor Emanuel’s Police Accountability Task Force said IPRA is “badly broken” and recommended that it be abolished.

We speak with Fairley about the task force’s report, what steps she’s taken to reform IPRA and more.