Chicago Police Department (CPD)


Civilian Office Of Police Accountability (COPA) 

COPA conducts certain investigations of police misconduct brought against members of the Chicago Police Department, including allegations of excessive use of force.

More information about COPA and complaints against officers can be filed on their website.  


Mayor’s Office Public Safety Priorities And Office Of Violence Reduction

The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office works to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and thrive in safe communities. As a public safety priority, the Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction develops and implements a citywide violence reduction strategy, focusing on the communities most impacted by violence. The Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction aims to supports individuals and communities through investments in promising and proven interventions paired with coordination of City department resources.


Chicago Police Board

The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian body that decides disciplinary cases involving Chicago police officers. The nine members of the Board are private citizens appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.

 Allegations of Police Misconduct: Guide to the Complaint and Disciplinary Process 


Public Safety Inspector General

The Public Safety Inspector General initiates reviews and audits of the City’s police and police accountability functions with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the system.


Check your Case Status

COPA Case Portal COPA

CPD Bureau of Internal Affairs Accountability Dashboard  CPD (BIA)


Additional Resources