The Advocate

December 18, 2015

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...

December 17, 2015

I took a closer look at the contract for officers of the Chicago Police Department—which has been under fire for its handling of the ...

December 16, 2015

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.

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...

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:...

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.

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...

December 10, 2015

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.

December 9, 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.

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

December 8, 2015

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

Contact: Craig Futterman,, 773-702-9611