Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project -- Significant Achievements

October 24, 2014

• The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic won a landmark decision in the Illinois Appellate Court that established that records related to police misconduct belong to the public.  This historic decision under the Freedom of Information Act will dramatically improve transparency and police accountability throughout Illinois and serve as a model for other states around the nat

Police Accountability Clinic: Victory on CPD Release of Abusive Officer Lists

July 30, 2014

Seven years ago, the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Clinic successfully represented Diane Bond, a public housing tenant repeatedly abused by a team of gang tactical officers at the Stateway Gardens development.  

Police Accountability Clinic: CPD Releases Lists of Officers Charged With Repeated Abuse

CPD Releases Lists of Officers Charged With Repeated Abuse
Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
The University of Chicago Law School
July 30, 2014

Seven years ago, the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Clinic successfully represented Diane Bond, a public housing tenant repeatedly abused by a team of gang tactical officers at the Stateway Gardens development.  

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman on New Transparency in Chicago Police Abuse Allegations

Police Abuse Allegations Finally Go Public
Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Jon Loevy and Flint Taylor
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2014

We stand at a watershed in the long history of efforts to address patterns of police abuse in Chicago. On March 10, the state appellate court held in Kalven v. Chicago that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Jon Loevy

Police Accountability Clinic Wins Jury Verdict for Kidnapped, Falsely Jailed Man

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
July 8, 2014

Professor Craig Futterman couldn’t hear Noel Padilla’s story without thinking of his own children, and what it would have felt like to be wrenched away from them when they were babies.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Jury Verdict Victory for Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

May 28, 2014

Five Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic students, Pedro Gerson, Matt Streit, Catherine Sullivan, Joshua Burday, and Ian Todd, won a nearly $900,000 jury verdict in a week-long federal civil rights trial, involving a group of five Chicago Police Special Operations Officers who engaged in a years-long conspiracy to targe

Futterman Quoted in Sun-Times Front-Page Article on Cost of Police Misconduct Suits

April 4, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accounatbility Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a front-page article in the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday on the skyrocketing costs of police misconduct suits against the city:

A Big Win for Police Accountability

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
March 31, 2014

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman had many people on his mind as he sat in Illinois Appeals Court in downtown Chicago on February 5.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Tribune Editorial Cites Futterman's Research on Police Misconduct

March 26, 2014

A March 24 editorial in the Chicago Tribune calling for the city to make public records of police misconduct cites research by Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project:

Tribune Profiles Futterman and Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Trice: Judge's ruling could bring more transparency to CPD's handling of misconduct
Dawn Turner Trice
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2014

When law professor Craig Futterman co-founded a civil rights law clinic at the University of Chicago Law School more than a decade ago, he knew he wanted it to focus on police accountability and be rooted in the community.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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