Chicago Police Probes Delayed by Vetting Stipulations

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When Chicago’s new police oversight agency opened in September, city officials pledged that misconduct investigations would be transparent and quick. But even as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) makes more information available to the public, its timeliness is in question. Instead of making its reports public as soon as investigations are completed, as its predecessor did, COPA withholds the ones in which it found an officer at fault until the findings have been vetted by police officials . . .

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