Po­lice mis­con­duct com­plaints cost city $31 mil­lion since 2005

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

The District has paid at least $31.6 mil­lion in 173 cases al­leg­ing po­lice mis­con­duct since 2005.

Cit­ing data ob­tained from the D.C. At­tor­ney Gen­eral’s Of­fice, The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported that false-ar­rest ac­cu­sa­tions made up about 95 per­cent of the money paid from those law­suits.

The pay­outs have risen re­cently, with mis­con­duct law­suits cost­ing city tax­pay­ers at least $3.8 mil­lion in the first nine months of 2016.

Sim­i­lar com­plaints cost the city $2.9 mil­lion be­tween about 2011 and 2014.

In the past two fis­cal years, more than two-thirds of the com­plaints were filed by African-Amer­i­cans.

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