Chicago to pay $32M to settle police lawsuits


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 12:22 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago City Council has approved paying $22.5 million to a woman who was raped and fell from a seventh story window after she was released from police custody even though she was clearly mentally ill.

The aldermen on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of what could be the city's largest payout to an individual in a police misconduct case.

The council also agreed to pay $10.25 million to a man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

The vote comes just days before jury selection was to begin in the lawsuit brought by Christina Eilman's family and as attorneys were preparing for a trial in the lawsuit brought by Alton Logan.














 




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