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Ohio Jury Awards $50M to Man Who Alleged Police Locked Him in Closet

A jury in Cleveland on Friday awarded $50 million to a man who claimed police beat him while he was handcuffed and locked him in a storage closet for four days with no toilet and nothing to eat or drink …

Chicago Aldermen Back $20M Settlement in Police ‘Code of Silence’ Case

A Chicago City Council committee has recommended paying a total of $20 million to families of two men who were killed when a drunken off-duty police detective slammed into their car nine years ago. The committee backed the settlement after …

Police Misconduct Lawsuit Settlements Cost Dallas Millions Over 5 Years

Records show that Dallas, Texas, has spent almost $11 million in the past five years settling more than 20 lawsuits against police, a huge increase compared to the previous five years. KDFW-TV reports the city spent less than $400,000 to …