How Emanuel’s police lawsuit budget puts more burden on taxpayers

By Jonah Newman, The Chicago Reporter

“Chicago taxpayers will continue to pay extra for police misconduct lawsuits because the mayor’s proposed 2017 budget doesn’t cover the expected costs – meaning costly borrowing will make up the difference.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget continues a long history in Chicago of questionable fiscal management of misconduct lawsuits. From 2012 to 2015, the city spent more than $263 million on settlements, judgments and outside legal counsel for police misconduct.”

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