Law Enforcement Lawsuits

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.

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Weekend Assignment: What have been the costs of cops' past conduct?

Weekend Assignment: What have been the costs of cops’ past conduct?

Since June, more than 500 MuckRock readers have nominated their local police agencies for public records requests seeking data on the restitution paid to settle misconduct lawsuits. The data begins to provide some insight into how police misconduct has been handled so far in a particular agency and in what cases misconduct is substantiated or compensated when challenged.

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Five hundred people have requested local police settlement data. Here's where and how you can join them.

Five hundred people have requested local police settlement data. Here’s where and how you can join them.

Over 500 volunteers have sent in suggestions to our MuckRock Assignment asking to submit local police departments as candidates for more transparency around the money spent by police departments to settle or battle lawsuits.

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