The Oakland, Calif., City Council approved a $6.5 million settlement Tuesday in a proposed class action alleging that the Oakland police for years illegally obtained search warrants based on false or misleading information.

The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco in 2008 by Oakland lawyers John Burris and James Chanin. Of the $6.5 million, the city is on the hook for $2 million and its insurance company is paying the rest.

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