Chief cop-watcher and top cop spar at Police Board meeting

Inside Chicago Government presents audio from a public meeting of the Chicago Police Board on February 22 2024.

CPD Supt. Larry Snelling, COPA Chief Administrator
Andrea Kersten. Source: city of Chicago.

At that meeting, Chicago Police Dept. (CPD) Superintendent Larry Snelling took issue with the methods of CPD's main external watchdog, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).

COPA Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten chose to "go off script" in response to what seemed to be a surprise critique by Snelling. In her remarks, Kersten blamed part of CPD's complaints on the city's recently approved police contract.

Length 31.2 minutes standard.

Music: "X-2" by nymzaro
Copyright 2023 (CC BY-ND).

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