Chicago to pay $1.25 million torture settlement

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CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is set to pay $1.25 million to a man who claims police tortured him into wrongfully confessing to murder.

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is set to pay $1.25 million to a man who claims police tortured him into wrongfully confessing to murder.

The settlement for Harold Hill is expected to pass the Chicago City Council on Wednesday.

Hill and a co-defendant claim Chicago police beat them into confessing to a 1990 rape and murder they didn’t commit. Hill served 12 years in prison before he was cleared by DNA evidence in 2005.

His co-defendant, Dan Young Jr., also served time. A year after his release, Young died in a hit-and-run crash.

Police have said the investigation into the murder is ongoing.

The officers accused of beating Hill had worked for former Lt. Jon Burge, who was convicted last year of lying about the torture of suspects.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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