The cost of settling police misconduct

Police misconduct is often hidden from public view and settling the lawsuits that result can be a regularly costly business for police departments.  Police departments in the United States spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to pay the victims of these crimes. 

Help us shine a light on misconduct settlements in your town. Submit the name of a city and state. We’ll handle the rest.

You can find all submitted requests and more about this initiative on the project page.

For example: Anytown Police Department Somewhere Sheriff's Department

Please share any tips articles, background, or other information that might help acquaint us with your police department.



When selected, we will note you contributed to the project and list your name next to responses marked public

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