Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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.

Clinic Students Win Right to Access Police Disciplinary Data

February 7, 2012

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic has long been working to expose abuses by the Special Operations unit of the Chicago Police Department.  This fall, clinic students Ethan Frenchman, Kelly Graf, Matthew Schw

Futterman Questions Police Recording Ban, Posner Disagrees

Opponents question police recording ban
Patricia Manson
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
September 16, 2011

Even if he wanted to, Chicago attorney Craig Benson Futterman said he likely could not comply with an Illinois law that allows citizens to photograph or videotape police officers but bars them from recording the officers’ words.

“I’m not even sure how to turn off the audio on my cellphone,” Futterman said.

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Futterman Comments on Sentencing of Corrupt Chicago Cop

Ex-cop sentenced to 12 years in SOS probe
Paul Meincke
September 8, 2011

Jerome Finnigan, who led a gang of corrupt Chicago cops, was sentenced Thursday for plotting to kill another Chicago police officer.

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Students Spearhead Win for Police Accountability Project

One student's life-changing experience working in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Catherine Itaya '10
Law School Office of Communications
May 17, 2010

While working for the Police Accountability Project at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, I had the incredible experience of representing a client at trial in Cook County Circuit Court. Our client, Mr.

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