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Monday, June 17, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Indy seeks to reduce IMPD lawsuits: $4.1 million paid in last year, $28 million pending"

John Tuohy has this long story today in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:

Indianapolis officials will scrutinize all lawsuits filed against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the last five years to determine how to reduce litigation against the department.

The city has paid $4.1 million in IMPD settlements in the last year alone (from May 2012 through May 2013), with another $28 million in claims pending, and officials want to know if the department and city lawyers are learning enough from those losses.

“We need a high-end analysis,” said City-County Council member Ben Hunter. “It’s something corporations have been doing for years. You constantly analyze to reduce your liability and exposure.”

The lawsuits against IMPD make up 75 percent of all lawsuits against the city, with the Department of Public Works a distant second.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 17, 2013 09:05 AM
Posted to Indiana Government