CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has approved a $150,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by a tanning salon manager who claims she was struck by a police officer and verbally abused during a raid on the business.
City attorney Leslie Darling told committee members Monday videotape shows Jianqing Klyzek resisting arrest and an officer striking her after she was handcuffed. Darling said comments made by police could inflame a jury.
The 32-year-old Klyzek is a naturalized U.S. citizen from China. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the video appears to show an officer saying he will put Klyzek in a box and send her back to where she came from.
Police say the 2013 raid was prompted by a masseuse’s offer of a sex act to an undercover officer.
The Independent Police Review Authority previously was investigating the officer’s conduct.
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