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City council approves 3 police misconduct settlements

Monday, March 11, 2013
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Settlements have been approved by a city council committee in three more cases of Chicago police misconduct.

The first settlement for $1.8 million was reached with James Andrews, who allegedly confessed to a 1983 double murder because of police torture linked to former commander Jon Burge.

Andrews conviction was overturned in 2007.

"Andrews alleges that Jon Burge personally coordinated and supervised his arrest and this investigation," said Stephen Patton.

The family of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, who was fatally shot by a police officer last year will receive $4.5 million if it is approved by the full city council.

And a $515,000 settlement goes to a woman injured in a traffic accident with a Chicago police officer.

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