Chicago votes to pay $5.5 million settlement to police torture victims
(CBS News) Chicago's city council voted Wednesday to pay $5.5 million to victims of police torture that dates back from the 1970's into the 1990's.
Chicago has spent more than $100 million after losing some lawsuits and settling others.
Stanley Wrice was recently exonerated after serving 31 years in prison.
\"They beat me up throughout my body,\" said Wrice to CBS News. \"They handcuffed me to some bars, kicked my legs apart, and they beat me in my testicles twice.\"
City Council's vote approved the $5.5 million in reparations means as many as 80 torture victims could get $100,000 a piece from the city.
This is in addition to the $100 million already spent in separate legal settlements.
Chicago will, also, direct public schools to teach the children of this city about the scandal.