The Settlement Project: Citizen Edition

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Between January 1, 2008 and the present, Newark settled at least 24 lawsuits brought by citizens against the Newark Police, at a taxpayer cost of over $1.6 million. Thirty-one more citizen cases remain pending.

Although taxpayers must foot the entire bill for these settlements, Newark doesn't readily publicize these cases or settlements, which leaves the public in the dark about what claims are made, how they are settled, and what if any corrective action results from these expensive resolutions.

And here's where the ACLU-NJ comes in. Over the next 12 business days, we will present one case a day—either a settlement or a pending case—giving citizens a chance to read the facts of the cases for themselves and learn about the true costs of police misconduct in Newark—financial and otherwise

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The Settlement Project: Employee Edition

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Between January 1, 2008 and the present, eleven cases brought against the Newark Police by its own employees settled, at a taxpayer cost of nearly $2.1 million. Seven more employee cases remain pending.

Although taxpayers must foot the entire bill for these settlements, Newark doesn't readily publicize these cases or settlements, which leaves the public in the dark about what claims are made, how they are settled, and what if any corrective action results from these expensive resolutions.

Read about some of these cases in the The Settlement Project: Employee Edition.

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