The city has paid out more than $83 million in settlements to suspects who have claimed they were tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced Cmdr. Jon Burge, but some aldermen are pushing for an ordinance that would provide even more financial aid and other assistance to police torture victims.
Alderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
A Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.
Chicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.