Minneapolis Police Department spent $13 million on lawsuits and settlements over the last five years

Records show 148 office conduct cases resolved since 2011, the overwhelming majority settled out of court

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Beryl Lipton

Records released this month by Minneapolis Police show the department has spent over $11.5 million in officer conduct lawsuits and settlements since 2011, spending as much as $4.2 million in one year.

The records, which go up to October 31st, 2016, document 148 cases resolved against the department, the overwhelming majority of which were settled out of court. In addition, MPD also provided expenses regarding these cases, showing another $1.4 million in costs.

Thanks to Tony Webster for his help in getting these documents released. Read the full list of settlements embedded below or on the request page.


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