Chicago may settle suits against police for $32M
January 15, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago City Council committee is scheduled to consider proposals that would settle a pair of lawsuits against police for more than $32 million.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a $22.5 million payment to a California woman would be one of the largest in city history. Police arrested Christina Eilman in 2006 and held her overnight before releasing her into a high-crime area of Chicago. Eilman was abducted, sexually assaulted and fell from a public housing building leaving her severely injured.
The city also is to consider a $10.25 million payment to Alton Logan, who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit in a case involving former police Lt. John Burge.
The city council's finance committee is to consider the settlements Tuesday.
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