Council OKs Payouts In Police Torture Cases
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago aldermen are signing off on a deal to pay more than $12 million in settlements to two men who said they were tortured by police.

The settlements approved Wednesday bring the total payouts in the long-running torture cases to more than $80 million.

The men claim detectives under the command of former Lieutenant Jon Burge tortured them decades ago into confessing to crimes they didn't commit.

The latest settlements stem from lawsuits by Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves.

Both men claim they were tortured by members of Burge's unit. They say Kitchen falsely confessed and implicated Reeves in the 1988 slayings of five people. Both men were exonerated and released from prison after spending years behind bars.
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