Chicago Police Offers Usually Avoid Punitive Damages

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In case after case, a Chicago Tribune analysis of court records found, a state law that requires police officers to pay punitive damages in civil lawsuits is routinely undercut by negotiations absolving them of the penalties. Of the nearly $1.1 million in punitive damages awarded in police misconduct verdicts the city has paid to resolve since 2009, the Tribune found that . . .

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