Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Craig Futterman on Fighting the ‘Code of Silence’

Fighting the ‘Code of Silence’
Jack Silverstein
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
March 9, 2015

For a man who has made a career out of suing police, Craig B. Futterman’s views on law enforcement aren’t as straight forward as one might expect.

For Futterman, his work is about ensuring appropriate use of police powers — including the power to “shoot and kill.”

“I think the power to use deadly force is (necessary),” he said. “Yes. I do.”

The problem with that power, he said, is twofold — deadly force is overused, and police are rarely honest about its use.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: "Black Folks Have Borne a Disproportionate Share of [Police] Abuse"

Justice Department's Split Decision a Diplomatic Response to Ferguson
Mary Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times
March 4, 2015

“We don’t have to go outside of our own backyard . . . to see that black folks are being treated differently and less than by police than whites,” Futterman said.

Despite calling it “searing,” the Justice Department report on the Ferguson police was a diplomatic response to the tragic incidents that unfolded last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Youth/Police Conference: Speaker Bios

Biographical information for each Youth/Police speaker.

Emily Buss

Emily Buss's research interests include children's and parents' rights and the legal system's allocation of responsibility for children’s development among parent, child, and state.

Craig Futterman on the Lack of Trust Between Black Communities and Police

Police Body Cameras in Action: What Chicago Can Learn from Arizona
WGN
February 4, 2015

Chicago Police are now testing 30 cameras in a pilot program.  But, as WGN’s Gaynor Hall reports, there’s nothing simple about adding this equipment to the uniform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

EMP Community Conversation: Justice for All? with Craig Futterman

Date: 
01.27.2015
Location: 
Ida Noyes Hall - Cloister Club
Contact info (email or phone): 

omsa@uchicago.edu

Emerging Minds Project Community Conversation: Justice for All?

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, will discuss his work in light of current events, followed by small group dialogues.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

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
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