Let’s face it – nobody believes the Chicago internal “independent” investigatory authority is ever going to find a Policeman in Chicago guilty of anything…Even the DA Office in Chicago knows that one is corrupt to the core.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez seemed to take a shot at the Independent Police Review Authority on Thursday, asking the FBI to help with the investigation of the deadly police-involved shooting that claimed the lives of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, in West Garfield Park.
Alvarez said in a statement that while she is urging “a thorough, professional” review by the Independent Police Review Authority, her office has also contacted the FBI.
The top prosecutor also emphasized that her office “does not control the pace or process of IPRA” and that the investigative agency needs “to get it right so that justice can be served.”
“This is a deeply disturbing incident that demands a very deliberate and meticulous independent investigation. At this stage, the investigation is being conducted by IPRA, but my office has also contacted the FBI to request their involvement as well,” Alvarez said in the statement.
Once the investigation is complete, her office will determine whether any charges would be filed, Alvarez said.
LeGrier and Jones were fatally shot by an officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call from Antonio LeGrier, Quintonio’s father, at his apartment building last weekend.