False Arrest Settlement in Chicago
Chicago police claimed that two boys, ages 7 and 8, confessed to the murder and sexual abuse of Ryan Harris in 1998. A month after they were arrested, DNA testing established that the kids didn't commit the crime. One of the Chicago detectives who extracted the confessions has a history of persuading children to confess to crimes they didn't commit.
As TalkLeft reported here, one of the kids settled his wrongful arrest lawsuit in January for $2 million. On Monday, several weeks after the start of a trial that wasn't going well for the City, the other boy settled for $6.2 million. Some of the settlement proceeds will be used to pay for the boy's therapy.
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