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$10 million for victim of Chicago police abuse

Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is poised to pay out $10 million in compensation to a man who spent more than two decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit.

Forty-seven-year-old Eric Caine's conviction in the 1986 slayings was largely based on a false confession he made after being physically abused by a detective.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the settlement is one of the largest to come out of the investigation into police torture under former Lt. Jon Burge, now serving 4 ½ years in prison.

A doctor who treated Caine said the detective hit him so hard his eardrum ruptured. Caine spent 25 years in prison before he was exonerated.

A City Council committee approved the settlement Friday. The full council is expected to approve it next week.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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