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Alleged Police Misconduct May Cost Chicago Millions

The pay-out could settle two different lawsuits

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    Alleged Police Misconduct May Cost Chicago Millions

    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.