Police Abuse

Chicago Seeks Settlement After Police Beating Video Is Posted on YouTube

Surveillance works both ways, kids


City officials are attempting to settle the case of a store clerk beaten on tape by Chicago Police officers in 2011.

A city finance committee recommended a $156,000 settlement in the civil case brought by two brothers alleging pain and suffering. The recommendation will be voted on by the full City Council on Wednesday.

Michael Ayala, who was 23 at the time, was closing up 7911 Food and Liquor Store in the 4800 block of South Archer when he was beaten by officers. The surveillance video was later posted on Youtube.com.