Why did family of Laquan McDonald receive $5M settlement from Chicago when he was a ward of state?

Why did family of Laquan McDonald receive $5M settlement from Chicago when he was a ward of state?
Laquan McDonald (Image: Family photo)

McDonald was the teen who was shot by the Chicago officer 16 times, some while he was apparently incapacitated on the ground. His family, namely his mother and sister were paid $5 million in a settlement from the city. But they were not taking care of him, the city effectively was. He was removed from his home at age 5 and grew up in foster homes. One has to wonder was he removed from the home because of the molestation?

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