City to pay $6.5M to family of boy killed by cop car

July 27, 2011 4:12:34 PM PDT
The City of Chicago will pay $6.5 million to the family of an 8-year-old boy who was hit and killed by an unmarked police car back in 2004.

Gregory Jones died two days after being hit while crossing a street in Humboldt Park. Jones' relative, Datondra Mitchell, was also injured but she survived.

The settlement calls for $5.9 million to go to Jones' family. Mitchell, who is now 18 years old, will receive $590,000.

The settlement means there will not be a federal trial in the case.

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