A Chicago Inspector General report released to aldermen today finds that prior to 1995, the Independent Police Review Authority had “inaccurate and incomplete” reporting of use of force incidents by the Chicago Police Department and that the Authority “could improve its reporting procedures to provide meaningful transparency.” In all, the OIG found that between September 2007 and September 2014, IPRA overreported 4 hit shootings, underreported 49 non-hit shootings, and underreported 119 uses of pepper spray by Chicago police officers.

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