Recent Developments In Pos-OIS Procedures: Tales Of 3 Cities

02-Aug-2011

Chuck Remsberg, Editor-in-Chief
Force Science Institute

Recent developments in post-OIS procedures: Tales of 3 cities

1. Chicago officers win right to 24-hr. "grace period"

An arbitrator has ruled that Chicago officers involved in shootings can wait at least 24 hours before having to give a recorded statement to investigators from the municipal agency that reviews police shootings.

The decision resulted from a grievance filed by Chicago Lodge 7 of the Fraternal Order of Police against the city's Independent Police Review Authority. That civilian agency investigates all Chicago PD shootings, as well as complaints of officer misconduct, and makes recommendations for "appropriate disciplinary action" to the police superintendent if violations of departmental rules and regulations are found.

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