Another Data Dump
Typical Rahm move - bury the news in a massive blizzard of paper:
- The Independent Police Review Authority is preparing to release recordings of about 100 Chicago Police shootings and uses of stun guns next week, according to a memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The recordings are “tentatively scheduled” for a June 2 release. They include police shootings, uses of stun guns “as well as incidents of bodily harm to individuals while in police custody,” the memo stated. All of the recordings involve open investigations being conducted by IPRA.
"Open investigations." That is worrying to us and should be to most coppers. It taints the narrative and could compromise legal proceedings if it ever rose to that level.
- Dispatch calls, dashcam and bodycam audio and video, pod camera footage and 911 calls will all be among the recordings released, according to the memo.
An IPRA spokeswoman declined to comment on the memo, which was sent Thursday by Gerald Hollowell, deputy director of 911 operations at the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. In the memo, Hollowell warns employees that in some instances their day-to-day job performance will be up and available for all to see on the web.
According to the memo, the release of about 100 recordings is keeping with the task force’s recommendation, and the recordings will be released on the task force’s website.
So we're going to have an entire army of armchair quarterbacks running through things.
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