Two settlements totaling $830,000 related to lawsuits involving alleged Chicago police misconduct cases are slated to go before the city's Finance Committee on Friday.
The city would provide a $205,000 settlement, if approved, for three men who allegedly experienced illegal strip-searches in 2013 by police who stopped their car and looked for narcotics. During the incident, which happened on the South Side during the daytime, a bag of heroin was allegedly planted on one of the men by police, the lawsuit against the city claims. One of the men who was allegedly searched has since died, after being shot in the city some weeks after the incident.
The other proposed settlement totaling $625,000 involves of the case of Marlon Pendleton. He was wrongfully convicted of a 1992 rape. DNA evidence eventually led to his 2006 exoneration, after he was imprisoned for almost 10 years.
Pendleton, however, went on to get convicted in 2011 of manslaughter in his girlfriend's death. The woman's body was found in Indiana, where Pendleton is behind bars for a 17-year sentence.
The settlements, if passed in the Finance Committe, require full city council approval.
UPDATE 1: The finance committee approved both settlements on Friday.