Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Futterman, Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Featured in Series of Reports on Drug Forfeiture Laws

October 12, 2012

A recent series of investigative reports in the Galesburg Register-Mail on the Illinois Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act featured a number of quotes from Clinical Professor Craig Futterman, director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, and one disc

Federal Judge Praises Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic in Order Approving Settlement in Due Process/Forfeiture Case

June 29, 2012

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic was singled out for praise from the presiding judge in a recent case involving what process was due when police seized a suspect’s car in connection with the arrest of a criminal suspect.  After six years of intense wrangling, with litigation before the Federal District Court,

Recent Highlights from Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

May 23, 2012

*Third year student Kelly Graf took an excellent deposition of a sitting judge, a former high level prosecutor who uncovered a pattern of criminal misconduct by an elite team of Chicago police officers who abused our clients, a family, as a part of the officers’ larger practice of abuse.  Kelly’s preparation, research, and mooting with her fellow students contributed

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Futterman Discusses Surveillance and Police Accountability with WBEZ's 848

Eight Forty-Eight 5.9.12
May 9, 2012

The Chicago Police Department is refusing to make any inquiries into a somewhat strange police video obtained by WBEZ several months ago. The footage shows a police blue light camera seemingly being diverted from an area where officers are rushing in to make arrests. WBEZ's Rob Wildeboer reports on Eight Forty-Eight Wednsedsay morning, and Professor Craig Futterman

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Fox Chicago Interviews Craig Futterman about Alleged Police Extortion

May 4, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman was interviewed for this Fox Chicago News story that appeared on Monday, April 30. You can watch the story below or head over to the Fox Chicago News website for more.

Futterman Discusses Police Misconduct with the Chicago Reporter

Abusing the badge
Angela Caputo
The Chicago Reporter
May 1, 2012

A lack of transparency around what’s being done to vet alleged beatings, frame-ups and unlawful searches raises one question in the mind of Craig Futterman, an attorney who founded the Civil Right and Police Accountability Project at the University of Chicago’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic: “Who’s policing the police?”

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Craig Futterman Featured in Documentary on Police Accountability

April 3, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman is featured in "Compelled Into Action: Citizens Alert’s Response to Police Torture and Brutality," part three of Peace Production’s documentary on Citizens Alert, a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to police accountability. An excerpt of the video as broadcast on "Sanctuary" is embedded below.

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