Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Lifting the Curtain: Futterman Reflects on the Aftermath of the Laquan McDonald Crisis—and What It Tells Us about How Change Gets Made

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
March 30, 2016

Just after Thanksgiving, as Chicago was erupting in outrage over dashcam footage of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Clinical Professor Craig Futterman felt the first rumbles of a shift he’d been imagining most of his career. It was the beginning of what would become one of the busiest and most extraordinary periods of his professional life—and one that marked significant progress in Chicago’s struggle to address issues of race, justice, and policing. It would also become a lesson in how change gets made, and how the work of the Law School’s clinics can reach far beyond the lives of their clients.

Just after Thanksgiving, as Chicago was erupting in outrage over dashcam footage of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Clinical Professor Craig Futterman felt the first rumbles of a shift he’d been imagining most of his career.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman in the NY Times on Chicago's Surging Crime Stats

March 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted in The New York Times about the surge in Chicago's violence statistics:

Craig Futterman on Tasks for the New Chicago Police Interim Superintendent

March 29, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted in CNN about the tasks ahead for interim Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's History of Ignoring Abuse

March 19, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, commented on Chicago police for not addressing patterns of abuse in this Associated Press piece:

Craig Futterman on the Three Finalists for Chicago Police Superintendent

March 12, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, commented on the three finalists for Chicago's next police superintendent in the Chicago Tribune:

Clinic in Action: Police Reform in Chicago

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

Jeff Leslie, jleslie@uchicago.edu

Professors Craig Futterman, Randolph Stone, and David Owens 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.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Professional Judgment & Ethics

Craig Futterman on Why Cops Are Often Let Off the Hook for Civil Rights Complaints

March 12, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted as an expert in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on the fact that police officers are often

Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable Series National Conference (webcast)

Date: 
03.04.2016
Location: 
Washington, DC
Contact info (email or phone): 

csrpc@uchicago.edu

The Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable Series National Conference is a convening of civil rights leaders, social scientists, grassroots activists, practitioners, policymakers and philanthropists to explore solutions at the forefront of the urban agenda. Watch the conference live

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Chicago Harper Lecture | “They Have All the Power”: Youth-Police Encounters on Chicago’s South Side

Date: 
04.14.2016
Location: 
University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

Questions? Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

RSVP here.

 

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Comments in Tribune Piece on Police Mood in the Wake of Laquan McDonald

February 18, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments in this Tribune piece on police mood in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video:

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