Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Clinical Prof. Futterman Files Motion to Keep City from Vacating 'Code of Silence' Verdict

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman, along with Northwestern's Locke Bowman, filed a motion opposing the City of Chicago's attempt

Futterman Discusses CPD 'Code of Silence' with AP and ABC News

November 16, 2012

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, has been a popular source for commentary in the media on the recent verdict in a civil suit in which the Chicago Police Department was found guilt

Futterman, Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Featured in Series of Reports on Drug Forfeiture Laws

October 12, 2012

A recent series of investigative reports in the Galesburg Register-Mail on the Illinois Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act featured a number of quotes from Clinical Professor Craig Futterman, director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, and one disc

Federal Judge Praises Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic in Order Approving Settlement in Due Process/Forfeiture Case

June 29, 2012

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic was singled out for praise from the presiding judge in a recent case involving what process was due when police seized a suspect’s car in connection with the arrest of a criminal suspect.  After six years of intense wrangling, with litigation before the Federal District Court,

Recent Highlights from Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

May 23, 2012

*Third year student Kelly Graf took an excellent deposition of a sitting judge, a former high level prosecutor who uncovered a pattern of criminal misconduct by an elite team of Chicago police officers who abused our clients, a family, as a part of the officers’ larger practice of abuse.  Kelly’s preparation, research, and mooting with her fellow students contributed

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Futterman Discusses Surveillance and Police Accountability with WBEZ's 848

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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.

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