Police misconduct claims cost Detroit taxpayers $19.1 million since 2015
The city of Detroit has paid out $19.1 million to settle claims of police misconduct since 2015, 7 Action News has learned.
The payouts stem from allegations of wrongful arrest, assault and battery, destruction of property and more.
“$19 million? That impacts every single citizen in the city of Detroit,” said Reginald Crawford, a retired Detroit police officer who recently completed a term on the city’s Board of Police Commissioners.
“The city knows they’re liable, they’re on the hook for something,” he said.
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