Chicago poised to pay $5.3M in 2 police shootings

Associated Press

Chicago — Chicago is poised to pay more than $5.3 million to the families of two black residents who were fatally shot by police, including one case where a city attorney was accused of hiding evidence.

The city’s law department has recommended $3 million for the family of Cedrick Chatman, 17, who was shot in 2013 while running from police following a suspected carjacking. No gun was found on him.

Video of Chatman’s shooting was released in January. The same month, a federal judge accused a city lawyer of hiding evidence in the 2011 police shooting of Darius Pinex, 27, and ordered a new trial for involved officers.

A $2.4 million settlement is recommended for Pinex’s family.

The City Council’s finance committee on Monday will consider the recommendations, which are routinely approved.