City settles in squad car chase, crash

April 14, 2010 2:57:46 PM PDT
The Chicago City Council has approved a $3 million settlement in lawsuit filed after a 2004 crash.

The suit claims police were chasing a stolen van at Addison near Kedzie when the van struck a car. Regina Varela, who was in that car, was severely injured.

The suit claimed the officers violated department policy because they were not authorized to chase the van.

The city law department says the officers were disciplined for being outside their district without approval.