Futterman on Chicago Police Department's "Code of Silence"

January 13, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman, director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, has been quoted in two recent articles about about abuses of power by Chicago's police department. In a Chicago Tribune article on an alleged attack on three women by an off-duty officer and the CPD's "code of silence," he says that Chicago will "go to great lengths to avoid scrutiny of its potentially unconstitutional pattern and practices" and argues that the resulting mistrust of police in many neighborhoods makes police less able to solve crimes. Futterman is also quoted extensively in a series of articles about the code of silence on DNAinfo.com; the first article in the series is here.