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    A lawsuit up for settlement on Monday calls on the city to end its practice of allowing Chicago police to “cover up the misconduct of their fellow officers.”

    A lawsuit filed earlier this year called on a judge to order more decisive action to snuff out the Chicago Police Department’s endemic “code of silence” that protects officers from repercussions for their misconduct. Instead, a City Council committee will likely approve a $200,000 payment from taxpayers to make the lawsuit disappear.

    The $200,000 payment to settle the lawsuit brought by Esael Morales is one of three police misconduct settlements up for approval by the City Council Committee on Finance during its 10 a.m. meeting on Monday. The committee is also scheduled to approve more than $6 million in tax-increment financing payments for new infrastructure projects at a bundle of schools and parks around the city.

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