The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), the Police Department, and the Police Board have different roles. The responsibility to receive complaints of alleged misconduct by Chicago police officers rests with IPRA. Depending on the nature of the allegations, either IPRA or the Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs will investigate the complaint. The Board’s role is to decide those disciplinary matters that are filed with the Board.
The Police Board decides disciplinary matters involving allegations of serious misconduct made against members of the Chicago Police Department. The Board has the responsibility to:
See the Police Board's publication Allegations of Police Misconduct: A Guide to the Complaint and Disciplinary Process for detailed information.
Click here for the most recent monthly report of Police Board decisions.
Section 2-84-030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, as amended on 8 September 2011, requires the Police Board to post on this website its Findings and Decisions in disciplinary cases. Below are the Findings and Decisions decided in:
Go to the Archives (see the link above left) for the Findings and Decisions of cases decided in previous months.
Currently before the Police Board are the following cases in which the Superintendent of Police has filed charges against a member of the Chicago Police Department (unless otherwise noted below, the Superintendent recommended that the member be discharged from the Chicago Police Department).
All hearings take place in the Board’s hearing room and are open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, hearings are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Individuals wishing to attend a hearing are advised to contact the office of the Police Board the day before or the morning of the hearing to learn whether the hearing will proceed as scheduled, as cases are occasionally continued at the last minute.
Case Number: Description of Alleged Misconduct--Hearing Date
No. 12 PB 2787: Positive drug test--June 25 & 27
No. 12 PB 2816: Excessive force on duty--May 29
No. 12 PB 2819: False testimony & false info on job application--TUA
No. 12 PB 2825: Detained civilian w/o legal authority & false statements--TUA
No. 12 PB 2826: Misrepresented injuries to remain on medical roll--May 31*
No. 13 PB 2827: Positive drug test--June 5* at 1:30pm
No. 13 PB 2828: Secondary employment while on medical roll--TUA
No. 13 PB 2829: Excessive force & false statements--TUA
No. 13 PB 2830: Unauth. release of info & did not report alleged misconduct--TBD
*The hearing began on a previous date and the case has been continued to this date.
TBD = To be determined.
TUA = Taken under advisement (the hearing is complete and a decision will be forthcoming).