Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's Low Attrition Rate

March 14, 2017

From the Chicago Tribune:

Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, according to department figures obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a public records request.

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Files New Lawsuit For Laquan McDonald Records

Journalist suing CPD for refusing to release McDonald records
Jordan Owen
Chicago Sun-Times
March 8, 2017

On Nov. 11, 2016, Kalven made a FOIA request for the records of the 11 completed investigations by the Office of the Inspector General of Chicago police officers involved in the cover-up of the shooting of Laquan McDonald by Jason Van Dyke provided to the department, along with any attachments, according to the lawsuit.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police Misconduct and the DOJ Consent Decree (Audio)

Wake Up With WURD - Craig Futterman 3.1.17
WURD
March 2, 2017

Craig Futterman is a law professor at the University of Chicago. He joined us to talk about the pattern of misconduct in the Chicago police department, and the troubling new approach by the U.S. Justice Department.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Tonight: Will DOJ Report Finally Force Reform at the Chicago Police Department?

Will DOJ Report Finally Force Reform at the Chicago Police Department?
Paul Caine
Chicago Tonight
January 16, 2017

In a damning report, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed what many in minority communities had been saying for years.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the DOJ Investigation into Chicago Police Department

DOJ Finds Civil Rights Abuses in Chicago Police Department
Paris Schutz
Chicago Tonight
January 12, 2017

“I expect them to find that there are patterns of police abuse in Chicago and discriminatory policing in Chicago, that there is a code of silence, and that there is an utter lack of political will to hold these officers accountable.”

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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