The Advocate

December 22, 2015

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

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.

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...

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

Futterman has been working with independent journalist Jamie Kalven, founder of Chicago’s Invisible Institute, for more than a decade to open to the public the misconduct records of Chicago police officers through Freedom of Information Act requests and civil rights litigation.

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...