Another $16 million in police-misconduct settlements sent to City Council

City Hall sign
Chicago City Hall Photo credit WBBM Newsradio

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A Chicago City Council committee is recommending more than $16 million in financial settlements involving two cases of alleged police misconduct.

The Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously approved giving $14.25 million to Daniel Taylor. He spent 20 years in prison for a murder he could not have committed because he was in jail for disorderly conduct at the time of the crime.

He says police hid that fact and beat a confession out of him.

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) asked administration officials why the city fought so long when a court gave Taylor a Certificate of Innocence. Deputy Corporation Counsel Jessica Felker would not say publicly, suggesting they later talk offline.

In the other case, the city will award $1.9 million to the family of an unarmed man killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer during an argument. The ex-cop was sentenced to 10 years for the killing.

The settlements will go before the full council next week.

Listen to WBBM Newsradio now on Audacy!
Sign up and follow WBBM Newsradio
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Links:
https://go.audacy.com/wbbm780/download

https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/sign-up-for-news-updates

https://www.facebook.com/WBBMNewsradio

https://twitter.com/WBBMNewsradio

https://www.instagram.com/wbbmnewsradio/