The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic has filed Motions to Dismiss for Racially Selective Law Enforcement in three federal criminal cases in Chicago, and plans to file such motions in at least seven more cases over the next month.
Law Prof and Journalist Team Up to Hold Police Accountable For Their Actions
September 1, 2016
Increasingly the litigation Futterman and his students work on is aimed at prying loose the long-shut files of the city of Chicago and the police department.
At the University of Chicago, Futterman takes on a handful of second- and third-year law students each year and coaches them through the work of real cases with flesh-and-blood clients: suits on behalf of people alleging police abuse and civil rights violations, criminal defense for people falsely arrested and accused.
[Chief of Detectives Eugene] Roy said the department was also working to restore public trust in the police. A task force set up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel found earlier this year that the police department was not doing enough to combat racial bias among officers or to protect the rights of residents.