City prepared to pay $33 million in police misconduct settlements
The City of Chicago is preparing to pay nearly $33 million dollars in settlements to two victims of police misconduct.
$22.5 million may go to the family of Christina Eilman.
Eilman was arrested in 2006 after she had a bipolar breakdown at Midway Airport.
Chicago police later released her in a high-crime neighborhood.
Eilman was raped and was thrown or fell from the seventh floor window of a high rise apartment building. Eilman suffered permanent brain damage and required 24-hour care at her parent’s home in California.
There’s also a proposed $10.2 million settlement for Alton Logan. Logan spent 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Logan claims former Police Commander Jon Burge and a team of detectives hid evidence that would have cleared him.
Chicago’s city council will review the settlements today.