Rekia Boyd death lawsuit among likely city of Chicago settlements

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The city of Chicago could pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a 22-year-old woman killed by an off-duty police officer.

The City Council’s finance committee is scheduled to consider the proposed settlement on Monday.

Rekia Boyd’s family says she was shot in the back of the head by an off-duty officer in March 2012. The lawsuit alleges the officer drove by Boyd and a group of friends and got into an argument with a man in the group. The officer then fired a gun, hitting Boyd.

The finance committee also is scheduled to address a $1.8 million settlement in the case of a man who says he confessed to two murders because he was tortured by police. His conviction was thrown out in 2007.

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