Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Futterman in Panel Discussion on Race, Communities, and Policing

ABA Annual Meeting 2015: Perspectives on Race, Communities, and Policing in Twenty-First Century America
Legal Talk Network
August 20, 2015

At the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting, Professor Craig Futterman, director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project at the Law School's Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, participated in a discussion entitled "Per

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman on Chicago City Council's Police Accountability Measure

August 18, 2015

In the Chicago Sun-Times, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman reacted to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Council measure to give subpoena power to Chicago police brass conducting internal-affairs investigations.

Futterman on Newly Uncovered Records about Homan Square

August 6, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman reacted to new information from a FOIA request on Chicago's Homan Square interrogation facility.

Futterman on ABA "Perspectives of Race, Communities and Policing" Panel

August 3, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman participated in a panel discussion, “Perspectives of Race, Communities and Policing in Twenty-First Century America” on July 31 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Futterman on the Difficult Process of Removing Police Officers from Their Jobs

Officials Consider Appeal In Ruling That A Boston Officer Get His Job Back
Deborah Becker
WBUR
July 24, 2015

City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding an arbitrator’s ruling that a Boston police officer must get his job back.

City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding an arbitrator’s ruling that a Boston police officer must get his job back.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman: When There's No Faith in Police Discipline, Complaints Don't Get Filed

June 13, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a Chicago Tribune piece about police officers accused of misconduct who escape punishme

National Law Journal: "Chicago Students Police the Police"

Chicago Students Police the Police
Karen Sloan
The National Law Journal
May 18, 2015

Garrett and her clinic classmates last week tried a First Amendment case in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a journalist arrested after taking photographs of an officer roughly arresting a woman in a predominately African-American neighborhood.

Tuition deposits were due soon, but incoming law student Ruby Garrett couldn't decide among the five schools on her short list in spring 2013. Then she met Craig Futterman, who founded the University of Chicago Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project 15 years ago.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project Goes to Trial

May 12, 2015

Students and faculty in the Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project are taking a case to trial this week.  The federal civil rights trial opens with jury selection on Wednesday, May 12th, with opening statements scheduled for May 13th.

Youth/Police Conference: Where Do We Go From Here?

The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

Moderator: Emmitt House, Youth/Police Project

This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of Chicago Law School in April 2015.

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference

Youth/Police Conference: I Can't Imagine Anything Different

Many view strained relations between police and minority youth as difficult if not impossible to change. They see the status quo as intractable. What is the impact of such attitudes? Is there reason to believe that relations can improve? What do constructive youth/police relations look like? How can police and youth work together to build better relationships?

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference
Participating faculty: 
Jonathan Masur
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