Chicago to make reparations to police torture victims

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:59 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago will pay $5.5 million reparations to dozens of victims of police torture in the 1970s and 1980s and to their family members, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen announced on Tuesday.

The city also will provide psychological counseling, job placement aid and other services to victims of torture under disgraced former Chicago police Commander Jon Burge, in an ordinance that is expected to be passed by the City Council on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Writing by Fiona Ortiz)