Chicago changes settlement terms in cop cases

, The National Law Journal

The City of Chicago will change its settlement terms in federal civil rights cases brought against police officers accused of misconduct, dropping a provision that precludes using those settlements as evidence in future litigation. The city's law department agreed to change the terms of its standard agreements this month under a pact reached with a University of Chicago law professor, Craig Futterman, who has represented plaintiffs in such cases.

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