Mandel Clinic

Judith Miller on Mandatory Minimums and Clemency for Client Eugene Haywood

The Case of Eugene Haywood: Why it's Time to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Judith P. Miller
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2015

President Barack Obama just granted clemency to my client Eugene Haywood on Dec. 18. Haywood has served 14 years of a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent drug crime.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Futterman Discusses Destruction of Police Misconduct Files on WGN

Can CPD destroy dismissed misconduct reports?
Brian Noonan
WGN Radio
December 22, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman joined Brian Noonan for a conversation on WGN radio.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

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

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Client Granted Clemency by President

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
December 18, 2015

President Obama today granted clemency to Eugene Haywood, a client of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Haywood was serving a mandatory minimum life sentence for a non-violent drug offense he committed in 2001.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
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Alison Siegler
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Erica Zunkel

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

Clinical Professors Conyers and Stone Receive Kathryn Smith Matkov Award

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
December 15, 2015

The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association last week honored Clinical Professors Herschella Conyers and Randolph Stone, the directors of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, with the Kathryn Smith Matkov Award, which is presented annually to an attorney or judge who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and accuracy in defining, illuminating, and informing the public on critical issues to American society, particularly in the areas of children, the aged, and minorities.

The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association last week honored Clinical Professors Herschella Conyers and Randolph Stone, the directors of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, with the Kathryn Smith Matkov Award, which is presented annually to an attorney or judge who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and acc

Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone
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Thomas J. Miles
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Jeff Leslie

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
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