Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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:

Craig Futterman on Virginia Bill to Keep Police Officers' Names Secret

February 18, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on a Virginia bill to keep police officers' names secret that experts say would be first in the nation:

Craig Futterman on Police Code of Silence and How to Restore Trust

University of Chicago Professor Says Accountability is Key to Restoring Trust in Police
Nora Shelly
The Daily Northwestern
February 21, 2016

Police misconduct, the “code of silence,” and a lack of honesty and accountability are destroying the community’s trust in police, said University of Chicago clinical law Prof. Craig Futterman at an event in Evanston on Friday.

Police misconduct, the “code of silence,” and a lack of honesty and accountability are destroying the community’s trust in police, said University of Chicago clinical law Prof. Craig Futterman at an event in Evanston on Friday.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Featured: 'Aims to Ignite Change within Chicago’s Police Department'

Seeking Justice: Law Professor Aims to Ignite Change within Chicago’s Police Department
Tanya R. Cochran
Urban Research Review
February 18, 2016

“Part of the reason I’m not getting sleep is that I have never experienced a moment like this in my lifetime,” says Futterman.

Craig Futterman admittedly is sleep deprived these days.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Chicago Tribune on Cell Phone Tracking Through the Lens of a Recent Successful Clinic Case

February 19, 2016

The Chicago Tribune's article explains "How Law Enforcement Can Track You" by looking at the successful clinic case of Freddy Martinez:

A Cook County Circuit Court ruling last month sheds light on a controversial tool used by law enforcement across the country: cellphone tracking systems.

Futterman on Fox32 Discussing New Grant for Citizen's Police Data Project

Craig Futterman: Invisible Institute wins grant to develop ‘Citizen's Date Project'
Fox32
January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2016, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on Chicago's Fox32 to discuss the Police Accountability Clinic's work with the Invisible Institute on the Citizen's Police Data Project and their recent award of a Knight Foundation Grant

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police Disabling Dashcams

January 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the news that Chicago Police dashcams are frequently out of order, and sometimes intentionally disabled:

Clinics in Action: Police Reform in Chicago

Date: 
04.18.2016
Location: 
Classroom 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.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone
Faculty: 
David Owens
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