Forty-million dollars for nearly six-hundred misconduct cases, including thirteen-million for shooting cases:
The city of Philadelphia has paid out more than $40 million in damages and settlements as a result of nearly 600 misconduct lawsuits brought against the police department since 2009, according to data provided by the cities under public records requests.
The numbers dwarf comparable statistics in other major cities for which MuckRock obtained the same data.
For example, the cities of Indianapolis, San Francisco, San Jose, and Austin settled or lost a combined 122 police misconduct cases – compared to 586 cases in Philadelphia.
As of the 2010 census, those four cities had a combined population more than double Philadelphia’s estimated 1,526,006 residents.