The Advocate

September 1, 2016

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“To fix what needs to be fixed, it takes resources. You need a floor of at least 1.5 percent of the Police Department budget. That’s more than two times the current budget of IPRA,” Futterman said.

August 31, 2016

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.


August 30, 2016

At the University of Chicago, Futterman takes on a handful of second- and third-year law students each year and coaches them through the work of real cases with flesh-and-blood clients: suits on behalf of people alleging police abuse and civil rights violations, criminal defense for people...

August 24, 2016

From Reuters:

[Chief of Detectives Eugene] Roy said the department was also working to restore public trust in the police. A task force set up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel found earlier this year that the police department was not doing enough to combat...

August 19, 2016

From The New York Times:

Craig B. Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who directs a civil rights and police accountability project at the law school, said the move to fire the officers was a start.

August 18, 2016

A prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can...

August 3, 2016

From The Guardian's article, "Chicago's 'Skullcap Crew': band of police accused of brutality evade discipline":

August 2, 2016

The University of Chicago Law School has partnered with Jenner & Block to launch a new clinic that gives students the opportunity to work with experienced litigators on US Supreme Court and federal appellate cases, adding a new layer to the Law School’s clinic offerings and underscoring a...