COPA Cases - By Involved Officer
Complaints received by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability and its predecessor agency.
A case will generate multiple rows, sharing the same LOG_NO if there are multiple officers. Each row in this dataset is an officer in a specific case.
Other than identifying the Log Number associated with an investigation being conducted by the Bureau of Internal Affairs section of the Chicago Police Department, information regarding such investigations is not included in this data set.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|COMPLAINT_MONTH||complaint_month||complaint_month||Number||The month component of COMPLAINT_DATE.|
|COMPLAINT_HOUR||complaint_hour||complaint_hour||Number||The hour of the day component of COMPLAINT_DATE.|
|BEAT||beat||beat||Text||The CPD beat in which the incident occurred. If more than one beat was involved, the values are separated by the pipe (||) character.|
|COMPLAINT_DATE||complaint_date||complaint_date||Calendar date||The date that the complaint or notification was made to IPRA/COPA and the record was created.|
|COMPLAINT_DAY||complaint_day||complaint_day||Number||The day of the week component of COMPLAINT_DATE. Sunday=1|
|CURRENT_STATUS||current_status||current_status||Text||The current status of the case investigation, as of the date the data were last published.|
|LOG_NO||log_no||log_no||Text||A unique identifier for the case record. The log number can be used to link records in other datasets that contain a log number column.|
|CURRENT_CATEGORY||current_category||current_category||Text||The category of the primary allegation against the involved CPD member.|
|YEARS_ON_FORCE_OF_INVOLVED_OFFICER||years_on_force_of_involved_officer||years_on_force_of_involved_officer||Text||The number of years on the force of the officer alleged to have been involved at the time of the complaint or notification.|
|RACE_OF_INVOLVED_OFFICER||race_of_involved_officer||race_of_involved_officer||Text||The race or ethnicity of the officer alleged to have been involved.|
|ASSIGNMENT||assignment||assignment||Text||The jurisdictional assignment for the complaint case.|
|FINDING_CODE||finding_code||finding_code||Text||The overall current case finding, ranked by the following hierarchy: Sustained, Not Sustained, Unfounded, Exonerated, No Affidavit, and No Finding. “Current_Finding” means that even after COPA has completed an investigation and made a recommended finding, the finding can change given post-COPA processes, including Police Department review, Police Board adjudication, and grievance and arbitration processes.|
|CASE_TYPE||case_type||case_type||Text||Whether a case is a complaint, a notification, or miscellaneous.|
|POLICE_SHOOTING||police_shooting||police_shooting||Text||Whether or not the case is a police shooting.|
|SEX_OF_INVOLVED_OFFICER||sex_of_involved_officer||sex_of_involved_officer||Text||The sex of the officer alleged to have been involved.|
|AGE_OF_INVOLVED_OFFICER||age_of_involved_officer||age_of_involved_officer||Text||The age of the officer alleged to have been involved at the time of the complaint or notification.|