CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council has given final approval to $12 million in settlements for two men who say they were tortured into giving false confessions to several 1988 murders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The alderman quickly approved more than $6 million settlements each for Ronald Kitchens and Marvin Reeves accused of killing five people.
But attorneys for them and other men reportedly tortured by police over the years also were demanding an apology from the City.
Mayor Emanuel says the City is trying to get past what he calls a “dark period in Chicago’s history.”
“Now being able to embark on a new part of the City and a new way of actually doing business and that is not who we are and we all are in one way or another are obviously sorry,” said Emanuel.