Lawsuits cost Chicago a lot

This article reveals the high cost of police misconduct lawsuits in Chicago. The city paid out over $210 million in judgments and settlements from 2012 to 2015, plus $53 million for outside attorneys. Despite this, the city has not analyzed the lawsuits to identify causes or trends. To cover the expense the city has sold long-term bonds, adding to its debt and kicking the can down the road.

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