Money for Nothing
Friday, December 14, 2007
Each year New York City pays tens of millions of dollars to settle civil claims against the NYPD--but do those payouts change police practices? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about his investigation. Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and personal injury attorney Sanford Rubenstein share their experiences. And the commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's risk management group, Stuart Maislin, discusses how that city makes connections between civil claims and police behavior.