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

The Contract: Chicago's Police Union - Fault Lines
Al Jazeera English
December 6, 2016

Two years after Laquan McDonald was shot and killed in Chicago, Fault Lines investigates the role of the police union contract in creating a code of silence among police.

Two years after Laquan McDonald was shot and killed in Chicago, Fault Lines investigates the role of the police union contract in creating a code of silence among police.

(See Prof. Craig Futterman beginning at 2:19.)

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman: Chicago Police's Proposed Use of Force Guidelines "Fall Far Short"

December 6, 2016

The Chicago Police Department’s new proposed use of force guidelines  “fall far short of remedying the systemic deficiencies that have long plagued the CPD,” according to Sheila A.

Prof. Craig Futterman Examines Police Sergeant’s History of Misconduct

Expert: Cop Who Shot Teen Had 'Remarkable' History Of Complaints
Dan Weissmann
WBEZ
December 2, 2016

It’s not the number of complaints that are especially noteworthy, but the details that suggest problems, according to University of Chicago law professor Craig Futterman, who studies the Chicago Police Department’s accountability and discipline practices.

It’s not the number of complaints that are especially noteworthy, but the details that suggest problems, according to University of Chicago law professor Craig Futterman, who studies the Chicago Police Department’s accountability and discipline practices. 

Futterman finds several things “remarkable” about Poulos’ history:

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Violence and Police Morale

November 28, 2016

From the Chicago Tribune:

Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who helped push for the release of the McDonald video, noted that New York was forced to drastically curtail stop-and-frisk policies yet violence has remained at record low levels there.

Chicago Tonight on Youth/Police Encounters Paper

Black Teens Report Alienation, Fear in Dealings With Police
Matt Masterson
Chicago Tonight
November 25, 2016

The report comes almost a year to the day following the release of footage showing Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Pulaski Road.

The report comes almost a year to the day following the release of footage showing Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Pulaski Road.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Laquan McDonald Video, Two Years Later

2 years later, Laquan McDonald shooting leaves a trail of change
Christy Gutowski
The Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2016

"I think the release of the video was a defining moment for the city," said Craig Futterman.

Two years ago, a white Chicago police officer fired 16 bullets at a black teenager in a fatal shooting captured on dashcam video that sparked outrage and reforms in a city that remains far from healed.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week: A Tale of Two Constitutions

Chicago Ideas Week: Police experts tell a tale of two Constitutions
Ally Marotti
The Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2016

“They’re just everyday kids who live with the ever-present possibility of being stopped and frisked and being treated like a criminal,” he said.

Sometimes it seems like there are two U.S. Constitutions: The one applied in minority communities and the one Professor Craig Futterman teaches in his law classes at the University of Chicago.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week - Policing: Force of the Future

Date: 
10.18.2016
Location: 
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact info (email or phone): 

312-906-7419

Over the last three years, the state of our country’s police force has become a national discussion. Now that cell phones double as a video cameras, incidents of violence perpetrated by police officers has become a regular part of our national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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