06/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police Brutality Cases Have Cost Chicago $20 Million

Last week former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was in the news again, narrowly avoiding testifying in the case of a convicted murderer who says Burge's underlings tortured him. Burge allegedly performed and oversaw the torture of dozens of individuals in Chicago police custody during the 1980's and was arrested by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald last October for obstruction of justice and perjury. What's all this cost the city of Chicago in settlements?

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