The Advocate

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

December 8, 2015

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. ...

December 8, 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.


December 7, 2015

This fall quarter, the Housing Initiative Clinic closed on two transactions for limited equity housing cooperatives, helping to...

December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the recent firing of Chicago Police...