Craig Futterman Speaks at Press Conference for Lawsuit over Federal Oversight of Chicago Police (Video)

Lawsuit, citing ‘thin blue line,’ seeks federal court oversight of CPD
Jon Seidel, Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2017

Accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of trying to cut a “back-room deal” with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lawyers for Black Lives Matter Chicago and other community groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday seeking federal oversight of the city’s police department.

The 132-page complaint immediately blew up the debate over police reform in Chicago. It may force City Hall to the negotiating table after the mayor tried to abandon the idea of a federal monitor. Or, it may lead to a lengthy court battle.

Craig B. Futterman