Police Brutality Allegation Payouts

Chicago Police Lt. Glenn Evans has so far cost taxpayers $300,000 in settlements.
1:50 | 11/14/14

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And churches are staying open and urging people to turn to prayer and not violence. And a story about police payouts. Jim Avila reporting, and it's your money. Reporter: This Chicago police officer was caught brutally beating a female bartender, the city paid her $850,000. Another shot this man in the back, he was on the ground at the time, and later found to be unarmed. That payout, $4 million. In Philadelphia, more than $40 million paid out in the last five years. New York City, $420 million. And Chicago, $450 million over the past decade. He took the gun, put it to my throat. Reporter: Now this police commander, Glenn Evans, faces criminal charges for allegedly sticking a gun down the throat of this man. There have been more than 40 misconduct complaints against this aggressive, highly decorated officer. None of the previous claims were proven. Today he's on desk duty awaiting trial, but so far he has cost taxpayers $300,000 in settlements. Many, like Evans, still on the job. We went to Chicago to ask the police superintendent why. Can we ask you a couple of questions? No. Reporter: Really, we can't ask you any questions about the police? Are you kidding me? Reporter: No, I'm not kidding you. But he walked away, unwilling to give any insight into why he not only kept lieutenant Evans on the job, but even after complaints, promoted him to commander. Jim Avila, ABC news, Chicago.

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