Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Futterman Discusses Potential Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files

Clock is Ticking on Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files
Caitlin Dickson
Yahoo News
December 21, 2015

In the late 1980s, when journalist John Conroy first began investigating claims that a decorated Chicago police detective named Jon Burge was torturing criminal suspects on the South Side, he found it virtually impossible to get his hands on police misconduct records without a court order.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Source of and Harm of the Police Code of Silence

Steinberg: A Time for Heroes
Neil Steinberg
Chicago Sun-Times
December 17, 2015

"A small percentage are responsible for the lion’s share of complaints, and that small percentage are allowed to run roughshod."

Futterman has been at the center of the Laquan McDonald case for a year, since his legal clinic received a tip about a dashcam video of Officer Jason Van Dyke pumping 16 bullets into McDonald. With the city in turmoil and the mayor hounded by protesters everywhere he goes, Futterman believes this moment might lead to real reform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: Chicago Police Shootings Are Not on the Rise. What's Changed is We Have Video.

7 individuals have been killed by Chicago police in 2015
Mike Flannery
Fox 32 Chicago
December 16, 2015

So far this year, seven people have been killed by Chicago police with just two weeks left in 2015, which is down from last year's 18 killed.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The man who got the original tip that a dashcam video showed a Chicago police officer killing Laquan McDonald does not think such shootings are on the rise here, despite the number of videos that have surfaced recently.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Knight Digital Media Center Showcases Citizens Police Data Project

December 15, 2015

The Citizens Police Data Project, a project resulting from the long-term collaboration between Craig Futterman's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic and the Invisible Institute, was profiled by the Knight Digital Media Center:

Citizens Police Data Project Earns Sidney Award for Journalism

December 14, 2015

The Invisible Institute has earned a Sidney award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation for the Citizens Police Data Project, which was developed in collaboration with the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project.

Craig Futterman's Battle Against Chicago Police Code of Silence Recounted in The New Yorker

Bad Cops, Good Cops
Margaret Talbot
The New Yorker
December 14, 2015

In early November, 2014, Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago, got a call from someone who worked in law enforcement in that city. The caller told Futterman about a squad-car dashboard-camera video from a few weeks earlier, which showed a police officer shooting to death a seventeen-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald.

In early November, 2014, Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago, got a call from someone who worked in law enforcement in that city. The caller told Futterman about a squad-car dashboard-camera video from a few weeks earlier, which showed a police officer shooting to death a seventeen-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Discusses Police Shootings on CBS

Video Released of Fatal Taser by Chicago Police
CBS News
December 8, 2015

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Professor Craig Futterman explains the problem "starts with the lack of political will to address the underlying reasons."

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Civil Rights Coalition Urge Federal Investigation Include Focus on Chicago Police Oversight Agency’s “Whitewashing” of Misconduct

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
University of Chicago Law School
December 8, 2015

RECOMMENDATION: Investigate the Independent Police Review Authority, abolish it and replace it with a truly independent oversight authority.

Contact: Craig Futterman, futterman@uchicago.edu, 773-702-9611

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman with Ian Masters: Laquan McDonald, Ronald Johnson, IPRA, and the DoJ Investigation

The DOJ Launches a "Pattern and Practice Investigation" Into the Chicago Police Department
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
December 7, 2015

We examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. 

Then finally we examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Craig Futterman, a Professor of Law at the University

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

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
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