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updated: 1/14/2013 6:04 PM

Chicago might settle suits against police for $32 million

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago City Council committee is scheduled to consider proposals that would settle a pair of lawsuits against police for more than $32 million.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a $22.5 million payment to a California woman would be one of the largest in city history. Christina Eilman said police arrested her in 2006 and held her overnight before releasing her into a high-crime area of Chicago. She says she was abducted, sexually assaulted and fell from a public housing building leaving her severely injured.

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The city also is to consider a $10.25 million payment to Alton Logan, who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit in a case involving former police Lt. John Burge.

The city council's finance committee is to consider the settlements Tuesday.

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