Million dollar verdict for woman who died in police custody

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A federal jury has awarded $1 million in damages to the family of 55-year-old May Molina, the community activist who died in a Chicago Police Department lockup in 2004.

Molina’s lawyers argued she was held for almost 30 hours without medical attention despite suffering from asthma and diabetes.

City attorneys argued Molina was at fault, claiming she secretly swallowed packets of heroin at the time of her arrest.

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