In the latest hit to Chicago taxpayers for police misconduct, the city is expected to pay $4.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a patrol officer.
The proposed settlement on Monday's City Council Finance Committee agenda would end a legal battle over a controversial police shooting that was caught on video in 2011 and raised questions about the officer's fitness for duty. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is also seeking approval for a $145,000 payout to a man who alleged he was handcuffed and held captive by police when he was 13 . . .
. . . Sierra later admitted that he drank "multiple" beers before he went to work that night, but the city waited more than five hours to give him a breath test, according to a court filing by Craig Sandberg, a lawyer for the slain man's estate . . .