Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Futterman on New Transparency in Chicago Police Abuse Allegations

Police Abuse Allegations Finally Go Public
Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Jon Loevy and Flint Taylor
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2014

We stand at a watershed in the long history of efforts to address patterns of police abuse in Chicago. On March 10, the state appellate court held in Kalven v. Chicago that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information.

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Jon Loevy

Police Accountability Clinic Wins Jury Verdict for Kidnapped, Falsely Jailed Man

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
July 8, 2014

Professor Craig Futterman couldn’t hear Noel Padilla’s story without thinking of his own children, and what it would have felt like to be wrenched away from them when they were babies.

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Jury Verdict Victory for Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

May 28, 2014

Five Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic students, Pedro Gerson, Matt Streit, Catherine Sullivan, Joshua Burday, and Ian Todd, won a nearly $900,000 jury verdict in a week-long federal civil rights trial, involving a group of five Chicago Police Special Operations Officers who engaged in a years-long conspiracy to targe

Futterman Quoted in Sun-Times Front-Page Article on Cost of Police Misconduct Suits

April 4, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accounatbility Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a front-page article in the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday on the skyrocketing costs of police misconduct suits against the city:

A Big Win for Police Accountability

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
March 31, 2014

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman had many people on his mind as he sat in Illinois Appeals Court in downtown Chicago on February 5.

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Tribune Editorial Cites Futterman's Research on Police Misconduct

March 26, 2014

A March 24 editorial in the Chicago Tribune calling for the city to make public records of police misconduct cites research by Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project:

Tribune Profiles Futterman and Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Trice: Judge's ruling could bring more transparency to CPD's handling of misconduct
Dawn Turner Trice
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2014

When law professor Craig Futterman co-founded a civil rights law clinic at the University of Chicago Law School more than a decade ago, he knew he wanted it to focus on police accountability and be rooted in the community.

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Students Write about Experience in Police Accountability Project

February 25, 2014

Does the public have the right to know how their city addresses citizen complaints of police misconduct? This is the subject of Kalven v. City of Chicago, a Police Accountability Project case currently in the Illinois Appellate Court. As students in the clinic, we have had the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of this appeal.

Clinics in Action—Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

Classroom V

Clinics in Action—Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

Should Police Misconduct Records be Public?

Clinic students Italia Patti and Saul Cohen share their experiences arguing a journalist’s right to police misconduct records before the Illinois Court of Appeals.

The event is open to the Law School community.  Lunch is provided.

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