Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's Use of Stingrays

January 13, 2017

In the Chicago Tribune, Craig Futterman comments on Chicago police's use of Stingrays (cell site simulators) for surveillance:

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
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