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Chicago Makes $5.5M Move to 'Remove Stain'

First-of-its-kind reparations fund created for victims of police torture

(Newser) - People tortured in the custody of Chicago police are going to be eligible for payouts of up to $100,000 as the city tries to move on from a shameful chapter in its history. In what the Guardian calls "the first gesture of its kind in America," the... More »

Chicago to Pay $20M in Cop Torture Cases

Inmates say police tortured them into confessions in '70s

(Newser) - The city of Chicago has agreed to pay almost $20 million to settle lawsuits by four black men who alleged they were tortured into false confessions by police, the New York Times reports. The settlement with the former death row inmates, pardoned in 2003, "speaks volumes about the seriousness... More »

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