The Advocate

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....

March 25, 2002

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in Chicago Monday on behalf of a human rights worker who alleges he was falsely arrested and abused at the hands of six Chicago police officers.

March 19, 2002

A 26-year-old man who helps educate relocated Stateway Gardens residents about their rights sued the city and six Chicago police officers Monday, alleging he was falsely arrested when he tried to gather information after a police car struck a teenager.

March 19, 2002

Kenya Richmond was trained by civil rights lawyers on how to document police abuse at the Stateway Gardens public housing development: stand back keep your eyes wide open and watch for details.