Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Craig Futterman on MSNBC Discusses Laquan McDonald, DOJ Investigation

DOJ Kicks Off Investigation of Chicago PD
MSNBC
December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

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Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Chicago Police Chief Firing, DOJ Investigation, Independent Police Review Authority

December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the recent firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the just-announced investigation by the Department of Justice.

Futterman Discusses Police Department’s Handling of McDonald Case on Fox's Good Day Chicago

Attorney Began Calling for McDonald Video Release 1 Year Ago
FOX 32 News
December 2, 2015

Craig Futterman joined Good Day Chicago to discuss the police department’s handling of the case, the firing of Garry McCarthy, and whether the Chicago Police Department will be able to earn the public’s trust again.

The shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer continues to be a hot topic across the country but it might not have come to light if not for one man and some of his colleagues.

Attorney and law professor Craig Futterman started calling for the release of the dash-cam video last December.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Importance of Preserving Decades of Police Misconduct Complaints

December 3, 2015

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, heads to court today to fight to preserve police misconduct complaints dating back to 1967. He told The Atlantic's Citylab why:

BBC on the Phone Call to Craig Futterman that Led to the Laquan McDonald Video Release

How a Whistleblower Brought Down Chicago Police Chief
Jessica Lussenhop
BBC News Magazine
December 3, 2015

Laquan McDonald's death seemed like another case of a justified police shooting until a whistleblower picked up the phone. One year later, the city is reeling.

On a late fall day in 2014, Craig Futterman, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, received a phone call. He won't say who was on the other line or even where he was when he got the call.

"I want to be very careful not to give anything away that could identify them," he says now.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman and Rev. Jesse Jackson Discuss McDonald Case on MSNBC

Video of CPD shooting sparks protests
Lawrence O'Donnell
MSNBC, The Last Word
November 25, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Professor Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC to discuss the Laquan McDonald case.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

CBCNews talks with Craig Futterman about Laquan McDonald Case

Laquan McDonald case: 5 questions in the fatal Chicago police shooting
Janet Davison
CBC News
November 26, 2015

A graphic video released this week showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen in Chicago 13 months ago has raised questions about how this case has been investigated and prompted pleas for protesters to show restraint.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman on All In with Chris Hayes Discussing Laquan McDonald Video

Dashcam video released of shooting death
All In with Chris Hayes
MSNBC
November 24, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the video of the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. The video had been released a few hours before in response to a FOIA request and subsequent court order.

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http://on.msnbc.com/1Nrwy1l

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman Talks with NPR about Laquan McDonald Video

Graphic Video Released Of White Chicago Police Officer Shooting Black Teenager
Linda Wertheimer
National Public Radio Morning Edition
November 25, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, the Chicago Police Departnment released the long-awaited dashcam video from the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, was instrumental in that release through his successful FOIA request.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Laquan McDonald Shooting Video

November 24, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, the Chicago Police Department released the long-awaited dashcam video from the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

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