The City of Chicago approved a $10 million settlement involving police brutality and a coerced confession

July 26, 2013

The Chicago City Council approved a $10 settlement for a man who falsely confessed to the 1986 murders of an elderly couple after two Chicago police detectives working with police commander Jon Burge threatened and punched him, rupturing his eardrum, as he sat handcuffed in a chair in a south side police station.  The confession was thrown out in 2011 and prosecutors dismissed the indictment after determining that they could not go forward without the tainted confession as evidence.  The victim spent 25 years behind bars for the crimes he did not commit.

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