Staff changes are coming to the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) in Chicago.
Sharon Fairley, the new acting chief administrator at IPRA, which investigates Chicago police-involved shootings, is set to announce an overhaul of the authority's "senior leadership team" on Monday. She plans to install a new chief of staff and chief investigator, create an "outreach manager" and strengthen the authority's legal team.
Last month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel selected Fairley to replace IPRA's former leader Scott Ando, who resigned shortly after the city released dash-cam video of the 2014 police shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
The staff shakeup at IPRA, which comes amid controversy over a string of officer-involved shootings in the city, including last month's fatal police shootings of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, is "part of [an] overall mission to improve quality of investigations and rebuild community trust in the agency," reads a statement from IPRA.