IPRA Investigators May Retain Jobs At COPA, Must Re-Apply

IPRA Investigators May Retain Jobs At COPA, Must Re-Apply

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Next year Chicago will remake the city agency that investigates police shootings and excessive-force complaints.

On Tuesday afternoon, the person slated to be the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s first chief, Sharon Fairley — the same person who led the outgoing Independent Police Review Authority — gave aldermen mixed signals about how different the two agencies will be.

WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell reports from Chicago’s City Hall.