Police misconduct lawsuits may cost Chicago $6 million

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CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen are considering paying out $6 million to settle two lawsuits alleging police misconduct.

The city’s law department is asking the aldermen to approve two settlements worth millions of dollars each, according to the Chicago Tribune .

One alleges that a Chicago police officer pointed a gun at a 3-year-old girl, leading to psychological distress.

The other accuses detectives of ignoring evidence that established a suspect’s innocence in a 1981 robbery and gang rape. The suspect spent 20 years in prison before a federal judge overturned his conviction.

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