COPA looking into complaints about arrests of pro-Palestinian protesters at Art Institute of Chicago

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
COPA investigating pro-Palestinian protester arrests at Art Institute
Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators were arrested during a Art Institute of Chicago protest over the weekend.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An investigation has been opened into complaints about Chicago police officers' arrests of pro-Palestinian protesters.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said it is looking into complaints surrounding the action at the Art Institute of Chicago over the weekend.

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Dozens of protesters were arrested when they tried to take over a garden area of the facility.

ABC7 has learned that the Art Institute is no longer pursuing criminal trespassing charges against those arrested.