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Detroit Police Payouts Could Have Paid for More Officers

May 27, 2010  | 

The Detroit Police Department paid out more than $39 million in settlements from police-related lawsuits between July 2006 and June 2009, according to an analysis by the Detroit News.

Legal experts say the department is expected to add to that total in the case of the shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones by a tactical officer earlier this month.

City Councilman Gary Brown called the settlements a "vicious cycle" that is preventing the department from hiring additional officers.

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Brook @ 5/28/2010 8:15 AM

Inner cities are famous for their law suits against officers. Very few of these lawsuits are ever justified. The overwhelming number are completely without merit. This fact does not stop the residences from filing false law suits against officers as they know the cities or counties will give them a lump sum settlement in lieu of going to court. This is a common occurence.

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