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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.

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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

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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.

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Craig B. Futterman

Kathryn Smith Matkov Award Presented to Randolph Stone and Herschella Conyers

Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter
December 10, 2015

The Matkov Award, which is named for a former president of the Chapter, 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 has conferred its Kathryn Smith Matkov Award upon Professor Randolph Stone and Professor Herschella Conyers of the University of Chicago Law School.

Craig Futterman Discusses Police Shootings on CBS

Video Released of Fatal Taser by Chicago Police
CBS News
December 8, 2015

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Professor Craig Futterman explains the problem "starts with the lack of political will to address the underlying reasons."

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Craig B. Futterman

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Civil Rights Coalition Urge Federal Investigation Include Focus on Chicago Police Oversight Agency’s “Whitewashing” of Misconduct

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
University of Chicago Law School
December 8, 2015

RECOMMENDATION: Investigate the Independent Police Review Authority, abolish it and replace it with a truly independent oversight authority.

Contact: Craig Futterman, futterman@uchicago.edu, 773-702-9611

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Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman with Ian Masters: Laquan McDonald, Ronald Johnson, IPRA, and the DoJ Investigation

The DOJ Launches a "Pattern and Practice Investigation" Into the Chicago Police Department
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
December 7, 2015

We examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. 

Then finally we examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Craig Futterman, a Professor of Law at the University

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Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on MSNBC Discusses Laquan McDonald, DOJ Investigation

DOJ Kicks Off Investigation of Chicago PD
MSNBC
December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

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Craig B. Futterman
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