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Record #: F2022-38   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Inspector General's report on fairness and consistency in disciplinary process for Chicago Police Department members
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General, - REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2022-38.pdf

Table of Contents
11 Executive Summary|910|| OIG Ordinance Obligation|910|| Background|910|A | Agencies' Jurisdictions and Roles 10
| Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA) 10
| Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) 10
j Police Board : 11
| Police Oversight Comparisons 12
B| CPD Member Classifications 12
| Sworn, Non-exempt 13
| Sworn, Exempt 13
| Non-sworn, Non-exempt 13
| Non-sworn, Exempt 14
C| Disciplinary Process Stages 14|10 Initiating Investigations 14
| Conducting Investigations 15
| Investigative Dispositions 16
| Disciplinary Recommendations and Review 18
| Challenging Issued Discipline 20
| Implementing Discipline and Disciplinary Record-Keeping 21
D | Recent Efforts to Ensure Consistent and Fair Discipline 22
| Objectives, Scope, And Methodology 25
A | Objectives : 25
B| Scope 25
C | Methodology 25
D| Standards '. 26
E | Authority and Role 26
| Finding and Recommendations 27
The policies and procedures used by BIA, COPA, and the Police Board for
determining discipline are insufficient to ensure consistency and fairness 27
A | BIA, COPA, and the Police Board: Current Policies for Recommending and
Determining Discipline : 28
| BIA's Policies for Recommending Discipline 28
| COPA's Policies for Recommending Discipline 29
| The Police Board's Processes for Reviewing Discipline 33
B | The CR Matrix: Current Legal Status and Potential Value in Ensuring Procedural
Consistency and Fairness 33
| Conclusion 38
Appendix A | CPD Response to Recommendations 39
Appendix B | COPA Response to Recommendations 41
Appendix C | Police Board Response to Recommendations 44
Appendix D j DOL Response To Recommendations 46







Fairness and Consistency in tlie Disciplinary Process for CPD Members Page 2

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Table of Figures
Figure 1: Brief overview ofthe disciplinary process 9
Figure 2: Development of discipline for CPD members 14
Figure 3: Non-findings dispositions 17
Figure 4: Allegation findings 17
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