Civil Liberties

Lawsuits Against NYPD Up 10 Percent Last Year

Total cost about $70 per resident


THE NUMBER of lawsuits against the NYPD jumped by 10% in the 2011 fiscal year, with cases involving alleged misconduct leading the way, a new report revealed.

There were 8,882 suits filed against the NYPD from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011 — the most against any city agency during that period, according to an analysis of claims against the city performed by city Controller John Liu's office.