Laquan McDonald case: 5 questions in the fatal Chicago police shooting
November 26, 2015
A graphic video released this week showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen in Chicago 13 months ago has raised questions about how this case has been investigated and prompted pleas for protesters to show restraint.
On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the video of the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. The video had been released a few hours before in response to a FOIA request and subsequent court order.
Graphic Video Released Of White Chicago Police Officer Shooting Black Teenager
National Public Radio Morning Edition
November 25, 2015
On Tuesday, November 24, the Chicago Police Departnment released the long-awaited dashcam video from the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, was instrumental in that release through his successful FOIA request.
Craig Futterman is an attorney for a couple of journalists who want the video released, and he joined Big John this morning to talk about this video and case.
There's a video of a Chicago cop shooting a black teen out there that hasn't been released, and may never be released. It could set off a worse situation than Ferguson. Craig Futterman is an attorney for a couple of journalists who want the video released, and he joined Big John this morning to talk about this video and case.
Chicago Rarely Penalizes Officers for Complaints, Data Shows
The New York Times
November 18, 2015
The trove of information — thousands of pages of officers’ names and brief descriptions of each civilian complaint against the Chicago police from March 2011 to September 2015 — provides a rare look into the cloistered world of internal police discipline.
The Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic has launched an interactive online database that, for the first time, gives the public access to tens of thousands of Chicago police misconduct complaints, a release possible because of a precedent-setting clinic victory that opened up police misconduct records throughout Illinois.
Note: This story has been updated with links to the just-released database.