Speaker Event

Police Accountability: Police Oversight in Chicago and Beyond

The Chicago Police Department has been at the center of public controversy over police shootings of civilians, including a Department of Justice investigation.  Our speaker, A.D. Sean Lewis, is the Director of Public Policy & Legislative Affairs for the City of Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).

Lewis will discuss:

  • how and why police oversight agencies were created
  • what the current environment tells us about policing oversight now and in the future
  • challenges of a police oversight program in a highly-polarized community

February 13, 2017 – from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Burns 220, Loyola Law School campus, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles 90015

The program is co-hosted by Profs. Keith Rohman and Susan Woolley of Loyola’s Fact Investigation class and Prof. Sean Kennedy, Executive Director, Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.

Speaker’s background: Before joining COPA, Lewis was an Analyst for the City of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority and for the Chicago Office of Inspector General. He was part of the oversight of police misconduct investigations and responsible for managing the development of policies and procedures for COPA and its investigators, including pattern and practice investigations, as well as developing data analysis tools to process information gathered during investigations.