Police excessive force settlements line pockets of KC criminals

KSHBPublished: October 27, 2017
Published: October 27, 2017

Millions of taxpayer dollars are winding up in the hands of criminals across the Kansas City metro. Since 2012, the Kansas City Police Department has paid out at least $5.9 million in excessive force settlements. After reporting on two cases that resulted in large payouts, the 41 Action News Investigators wanted to know how much money the city spends when a police encounter goes too far.

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