The Advocate

December 4, 2003

Just two days after an African-American man died following a police beating with nightsticks in Cincinnati, the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School won a $45,000 settlement in a federal civil rights police brutality case on behalf...

October 1, 2003

In July 2003, the Civil Rights Police Accountability Project and the Criminal Justice Project of the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic won a significant settlement in a federal civil rights case on the behalf of Nevles Traylor, a forty-four year old African American man...

July 4, 2003

A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit alleging Chicago police illegally searched 250 to 300 adults and children who attended a South Side basketball tournament two years ago in an attempt to head off a gang shooting.

October 25, 2002

On October 25, 2002, the City of Chicago reached a settlement with Kenya Richmond, a human rights worker who brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and six Chicago police officers last spring. Richmond is represented by the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of...

September 11, 2002

One day after a federal judge ruled that Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors routinely violated the rights of witnesses, he refused on Tuesday to issue a stay of his order while the city and county...

September 10, 2002

A federal judge on Monday ruled that Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors have routinely violated the rights of witnesses by denying them access to lawyers while holding them for long hours in small,...

August 1, 2002

On August 1, 2002 the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a young Latino man against a Chicago police sergeant and the City of Chicago.

July 16, 2002

After spending 17 months in jail on charges that he raped and killed his own mother, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in state court Monday on behalf of a 25 year-old Black mentally...

July 16, 2002

A man wrongfully charged with killing his mother is suing the city of Chicago and five police officers claiming he was coerced--mentally and physically--into confessing.

May 2, 2002

The University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic filed a federal civil rights lawsuit two weeks ago against six Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago on behalf of a South-Side human rights worker....