Please share your views regarding the functioning of the Independent Police Review Authority and whether it should operate more independently of the Police Department.

Criminal Justice Reform

I have concerns that the IPRA does not operate sufficiently independently of CPD. In particular, it seems to me that there is too much bureaucracy surrounding the investigation of complaints, in that, for example, any complaint not accompanied by a signed affidavit is not investigated. Moreover, there is little to no accountability within this system for those officers against whom complaints are repeatedly received, since the IPRA’s reporting does not reveal any names of officers.