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Welcome to the Independent Police Review Authority's Online Complaint System. Thank you for taking the time to register your complaint. IPRA's online complaint system is one of several ways that citizens may register their complaints with IPRA. You may call us at 312.746.3594, write to us at 1615 W. Chicago Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60622, or come into our offices any day of the week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. If you have not been treated appropriately by a member of the Chicago Police Department, you should contact the Independent Police Review Authority. IPRA investigates all allegations of excessive force, domestic violence, verbal abuse including bias, and coercion involving violence, involving members of the Chicago Police Department. IPRA documents complaints of other forms of misconduct and refers them to the Chicago Police Department's Internal Affairs Division. IPRA is committed to conducting investigations that are thorough and fair. Your cooperation and commitment are invaluable to us.
 
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About Filing a Complaint   Continue 
 
Thank you for registering your information. Please be advised of the following very important points:
 
  Anonymous complaints are only accepted when the complaint is for
    Criminal conduct.
    Residency violations.
 
  Once your information is received and reviewed, a complaint log number will be generated. Your information will be documented and passed on to the reviewing agency, the Internal Affairs Division (IAD) when appropriate, or retained by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA).
 
  Before a complaint register number (CR number) can be issued, with a few exceptions, Illinois law requires that the complainant execute a sworn affidavit.
 
  You may be asked to sign releases for records of medical treatment that you may have received, or in the case of minors, the parent or legal guardian may be asked to sign a release for their medical information.
 
  You, or minors for whom you are legally responsible, may be asked, (where applicable) to view photographs.
 
  You will be asked to provide a statement, based on your personal knowledge, of the complained activities.
 
  Your complete participation is crucial to the success of any investigation. Please gather any and all information related to the incident, this includes, but is not limited to:
    Vehicle information :
    License plates, the "outside number" of a squad car, the color, make and model of an unmarked car.
    Description of all parties involved.
    Where the incident took place.
    What time of day the incident took place.
    Whether or not you or your minors received medical attention (Where).
    Names and contact information for anyone who may have seen the incident.
    Any photographs, notes, diagrams, videos, cell phone pictures.