The city of Chicago will pay $22.5 million to a mentally ill woman who was attacked after being released by police into a dangerous neighborhood.
MyFoxChicago.com reports the City Council agreed to settle the police misconduct case of 27-year-old Christina Eilman for the sum Tuesday.
Eilman, who is bipolar, was arrested in 2006 after having a breakdown and causing a disturbance at Midway Airport. Though her parents called numerous times to try and explain her condition, police officers released Eilman into a section of the South Side that a federal judge compared to a lion's den.
MyFoxChicago.com reports Eilman was attacked, raped and then fell seven stories from a high-rise. She suffered a permanent brain injury, and now requires constant care.
The city proposed a $22.5 million settlement to her family, which the City Council Finance Committee approved unanimously.