CPD ends police shooting 'roundtables'

October 4, 2010 2:34:51 PM PDT
The Chicago Police Department is doing away with the so-called ' police roundtables' held after a police-involved shooting.

Their purpose was to give a snapshot of the circumstances surrounding these shootings. During the roundtable, the officer would give a statement to police commanders, someone from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and a representative from the Independent Police Review Authority.

Roundtables have been criticized by critics who say they typically find the officer was justified even in those shootings that later resulted in millions of dollars in legal payouts.

Detectives and the police review authority will continue to investigate police shootings.


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