The Advocate

July 12, 2017

“We average about one police shooting a week. Multiply that over 30 years,” University of Chicago Law School policing expert Craig Futterman said in an interview. “One thing that hasn’t changed in those 30 years is that 70 to 75 percent of the people shot by CPD have been African-American...

June 29, 2017

The wheels of justice are slowly turning in this case. We have come this far largely because of the video that a judge forced the city to release in 2015, more than a year after the shooting.

June 27, 2017

Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago Law School professor and police accountability advocate, said the charges are at least as groundbreaking as the murder charges filed against Officer Jason Van Dyke.

June 23, 2017

David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, gave the 2017 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture at the University of Chicago on June 1, 2017. Claudia Flores, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human...

June 15, 2017

The roughly 130-page lawsuit — which seeks class-action status — invokes police uses of force dating to the ...

June 15, 2017

Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation’s second largest...

June 7, 2017

The original report was drafted under the Obama administration, and Emanuel initially agreed to discuss a consent decree.

June 6, 2017

In Tunisia over spring break, Vera Iwankiw, ’17, learned some of what the Internet couldn’t tell her about violent extremism and human rights.