Mandel Clinic

Futterman: Chicago Police Use of Force Policy Draft is "Out of Step with Best Practice"

CPD’s Latest Draft of Use of Force Policy Is Out of Step with Best Practices; Sustained Monitoring of Federal Consent Decree is Needed
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
March 17, 2017

The second draft of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force policy is out of step with best practice in policing and underscores the need for “sustained external monitoring and oversight provided by a federal consent decree,” according to Sheila A.

Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's Low Attrition Rate

March 14, 2017

From the Chicago Tribune:

Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, according to department figures obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a public records request.

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Files New Lawsuit For Laquan McDonald Records

Journalist suing CPD for refusing to release McDonald records
Jordan Owen
Chicago Sun-Times
March 8, 2017

On Nov. 11, 2016, Kalven made a FOIA request for the records of the 11 completed investigations by the Office of the Inspector General of Chicago police officers involved in the cover-up of the shooting of Laquan McDonald by Jason Van Dyke provided to the department, along with any attachments, according to the lawsuit.

Craig B. Futterman

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Brings Racial Bias Case to Federal Court

Legal battle brewing over alleged racial bias of ATF stash house stings
Jason Meisner and Annie Sweeney
The Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2017

A team of lawyers led by the University of Chicago Law School is seeking to dismiss charges against more than 40 defendants in Chicago.

Alison Siegler
Judith P. Miller

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police Misconduct and the DOJ Consent Decree (Audio)

Wake Up With WURD - Craig Futterman 3.1.17
March 2, 2017

Craig Futterman is a law professor at the University of Chicago. He joined us to talk about the pattern of misconduct in the Chicago police department, and the troubling new approach by the U.S. Justice Department.

Craig B. Futterman

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Joins in Petition to EPA to Address Drinking Water Contamination in East Chicago

Lawyers Request EPA Intervention For Lead In East Chicago Water
Annie Ropeik and Nick Janzen
March 2, 2017

A group of lawyers is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to issue an emergency order about lead contamination in drinking water in East Chicago, Indiana.

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