Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Craig Futterman on Solving Violent Crime in Chicago

August 24, 2016

From Reuters:

[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.

Craig Futterman on Laquan McDonald and the Police Code of Silence (Video)

A Closer Look at Push to Fire Officers in Laquan McDonald Shooting
Chicago Tonight
August 22, 2016

The case is "a picture-perfect example of what the code of silence looks like in practice."

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Firing of 7 Chicago Police Officers over the Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

August 18, 2016

From The New York Times:

Craig B. Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who directs a civil rights and police accountability project at the law school, said the move to fire the officers was a start.

Craig Futterman Calls for IPRA to be Replaced

IPRA Critic Praises Agency’s Boss, But Says It Must Go
CBS Chicago
August 17, 2016

A prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.

A prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

The Guardian Reports on a Band of Police Prosecuted by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

August 3, 2016

From The Guardian's article, "Chicago's 'Skullcap Crew': band of police accused of brutality evade discipline":

Futterman: Chicago Police Actions Following Fatal Shooting Are "A Marked Break From the Past"

July 31, 2016

From The Wall Street Journal:

Police brass in recent days stripped three officers of their powers in the wake of a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man suspected of stealing a car and fleeing Thursday, an unusually swift response amid intense scrutiny over police action here.

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Appeals Court Orders Release of Chicago Police Disciplinary Records

Steve Schmadeke
Chicago Tribune
July 8, 2016

An Illinois appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that had blocked the release of decades of records of citizen complaints against Chicago police officers, ruling that the documents must be made public.

An Illinois appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that had blocked the release of decades of records of citizen complaints against Chicago police officers, ruling that the documents must be made public.

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Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Illinois Appellate Court Overturns Injunction Preventing Release of Police Misconduct Records

July 8, 2016

The trial court's injunction had prevented the release of police misconduct records over four years old. With the injunction overturned, the Chicago Police Department is now obliged to produce data about every police misconduct complaint from 1967 through the present.

Craig Futterman on the Release of Hundreds of Chicago Police Video and Audio Clips

Chicago Police Union Reacts to IPRA Release of Videos, Audio
Eddie Arruza and Meredith Francis
Chicago Tonight
June 6, 2016

We spoke with Craig Futterman, founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project and law professor at the University of Chicago, about what the IPRA file release means for transparency.

We spoke with Craig Futterman, founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project and law professor at the University of Chicago, about what the IPRA file release means for transparency.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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