WNYC Reporter Bob Hennelly did an interesting piece this am on the thousands of cash settlements the city makes every year to settle lawsuits against the NYPD . . . he compares it with a program in Los Angeles where the PD uses that info to make their policing better and less liable . . . which all seems germaine to the many policing topics of this board.
There's a longer piece on the topic later today
The Brian Lehrer Show
Airs weekdays at 10AM
Since 2002, New York City has paid $500 million to settle civil claims against the NYPD. We’ll examine those payouts and see if any policies change after cops are found liable.