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The man, whose estate received a $1.5 M settlement to face federal control

CHICAGO – A man whose family was paid $1.5 million by the city of Chicago, after he died in the police was under federal investigation at the time.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin Cook was a member of the Four corners Hustlers street gang. Records show that he was one of the three unindicted co-conspirators named in a racketeering indictment.

In that case, is allegedly ties 11 gang members to six massacre, together with a number of assaults, batteries and drug-related offences. It is for the trial next year.

The 29-year-old Cook died in 2014 after the police allegedly refused to give him his inhaler when he suffered an asthma attack after being arrested. His estate sued the city and three police officers. Officials of the city authorized the scheme in 2016.

A spokesperson says that the Chicago Law Department has determined that there is “a significant chance” would the police be held liable.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://chicago.suntimes.com/

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