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Millions Spent To Settle Claims Of Police Abuse In Philadelphia

Data provided by Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office. (Katie Bayes/NewsWorks)
Data provided by Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office. (Katie Bayes/NewsWorks)

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.

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