The Advocate

March 1, 2004

On behalf of the Stateway Gardens community, Samuel Alexander presented a community Appreciation Award to the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School, recognizing the "outstanding and dedicated service" of more than twenty Chicago Law students, Clinical Professors...

December 29, 2003

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School represented Peter Vargas, a computer graphics student, in a $22,500 settlement finalized December 29, 2003 of his police brutality lawsuit against Chicago Police sergeant David Blyskal and the...

December 20, 2003

It took 2.5 years to win the $500,000 settlement from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), after cops raided a Stateway Gardens field house and body searched up to 300 men, women and children, including probing into infants" diapers looking for drugs.

December 20, 2003

The City of Chicago and the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School have reached a preliminary agreement to settle a major federal civil rights law suit, Williams v. Brown, brought by the Mandel Clinic against the Chicago Police Department.

December 10, 2003

The City of Chicago last week awarded a $45,000 settlement to a homeless man who was allegedly knocked unconscious and falsely imprisoned by a police officer in 2001 outside the Stateway Gardens public housing complex, centered at 35th and State Streets.

December 5, 2003

In September 2001, Anthony Boatwright was visiting a friend in Stateway Gardens when several unmarked police cars raided the outdoor lobby, a suspected drug-dealing location.

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...