Advertisement

Millions Spent To Settle Claims Of Police Abuse In Philadelphia05:35
Download

Play
Data provided by Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office. (Katie Bayes/NewsWorks)
Data provided by Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office. (Katie Bayes/NewsWorks)
This article is more than 5 years old.

Records from the city of Philadelphia obtained by Here & Now contributor WHYY show that in the past five years, Philadelphia has paid out more than $50 million to settle lawsuits of alleged police misconduct.

And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. As WHYY’s Bobby Allyn reports, experts say taking a hard look at the lawsuits could change the public’s relationships with law enforcement.

Reporter

This segment aired on July 22, 2015.

Advertisement

Advertisement