“New York City paid out more than $50 million to settle claims of police misconduct in the first seven months of this year, with the median amount already higher than the last five years, according to an analysis from the Legal Aid Society.

The price tag covered the resolution of more than 400 lawsuits between January and late July, based on the organization’s analysis of city data. Data on payouts related to law enforcement misconduct is disclosed biannually under local law.”