April 5, 2018 v1.0

With the recent coverage of Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson's rejection of a recommendation from the city’s police disciplinary agency that he seek to fire an officer in a controversial 2015 shooting that killed two people, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and police accountability in general are the focus for much discussion across the community. For the April Breakfast, COAL believes that providing information about COPA's process, its strengths and potential weaknesses, as well as an expert perspective on this subject matter, would inform the discussion.

To this end, COAL is honored to host Ms. Sharon Fairley, former Chief Administrator, Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and former Chief Administrator, Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) , as our guest speaker and subject matter expert at the April Coalition Power Breakfast.

Please join us on Saturday for a very timely, engaging and informative Breakfast. 

COAL Board of Directors

" The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."  
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COAL Board members and community-engaged Breakfast attendees at March Breakfast.
The next
Coalition Power Breakfast
is scheduled for
Saturday, April 7, 2017    
Begins 8:30am / Program 9:30am
Guest Speaker:
Ms. Sharon Fairly ,
former Chief Administrator, Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)
forme r Chief Administrator, Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA)
An Expert Perspective: Chicago’s Police
Accountability Process, its Strengths and Weaknesses

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The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.