Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Futterman on Fox32 Discussing New Grant for Citizen's Police Data Project

Craig Futterman: Invisible Institute wins grant to develop ‘Citizen's Date Project'
Fox32
January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2016, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on Chicago's Fox32 to discuss the Police Accountability Clinic's work with the Invisible Institute on the Citizen's Police Data Project and their recent award of a Knight Foundation Grant

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police Disabling Dashcams

January 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the news that Chicago Police dashcams are frequently out of order, and sometimes intentionally disabled:

Clinics in Action: Police Reform in Chicago

Date: 
04.18.2016
Location: 
Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jeff Leslie, jleslie@uchicago.edu

Professors Craig Futterman, Randolph Stone, and Joshua Tepfer will discuss their work on recent high-profile litigation involving police shootings and misconduct, and efforts to reform the policing system in Chicago.  

Soul food lunch from Catering by David will be provided.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone
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Joshua Tepfer

Craig Futterman on Changing Police Response to Shootings

Changing Police Response to Shootings
WBEZ
December 29, 2015

19-year old Quintonio LeGrier and a 55-year old neighbor, Bettie Jones, were both killed by police. In the aftermath, Chicago Police acknowledged that Jones’s death was accidental.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman Discusses Destruction of Police Misconduct Files on WGN

Can CPD destroy dismissed misconduct reports?
Brian Noonan
WGN Radio
December 22, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman joined Brian Noonan for a conversation on WGN radio.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman Discusses Potential Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files

Clock is Ticking on Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files
Caitlin Dickson
Yahoo News
December 21, 2015

In the late 1980s, when journalist John Conroy first began investigating claims that a decorated Chicago police detective named Jon Burge was torturing criminal suspects on the South Side, he found it virtually impossible to get his hands on police misconduct records without a court order.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Source of and Harm of the Police Code of Silence

Steinberg: A Time for Heroes
Neil Steinberg
Chicago Sun-Times
December 17, 2015

"A small percentage are responsible for the lion’s share of complaints, and that small percentage are allowed to run roughshod."

Futterman has been at the center of the Laquan McDonald case for a year, since his legal clinic received a tip about a dashcam video of Officer Jason Van Dyke pumping 16 bullets into McDonald. With the city in turmoil and the mayor hounded by protesters everywhere he goes, Futterman believes this moment might lead to real reform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: Chicago Police Shootings Are Not on the Rise. What's Changed is We Have Video.

7 individuals have been killed by Chicago police in 2015
Mike Flannery
Fox 32 Chicago
December 16, 2015

So far this year, seven people have been killed by Chicago police with just two weeks left in 2015, which is down from last year's 18 killed.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The man who got the original tip that a dashcam video showed a Chicago police officer killing Laquan McDonald does not think such shootings are on the rise here, despite the number of videos that have surfaced recently.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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