Chicago Puts Police-Shooting Cases Online


The agency that reviews allegations of misconduct by Chicago police officers is posting results of its investigations of police-involved shootings online, says the Chicago Tribune. It is the first time the reports have been made publicly accessible. The agency yesterday posted two 2007 cases in which officers were found to have acted properly when they fired at citizens. One officer shot a robber, injuring him. In a second case, several officers fired at a gun-wielding woman who fired shots at them, injuring three officers; the woman was killed.

The reports posted to the Independent Police Review Authority’s Web site,, detail the agency’s investigation, including accounts from witnesses and the officers involved, but individuals are not named. The posts are part of the agency’s goal to make all of its investigations accessible to the public.

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