Your Money Gone: City Pays $35 Million In Settlements
In the past 18 months, the city of Albuquerque has paid out $35.1 million of your money to settle lawsuits against the city.
Most of that money has come from lawsuits against the Albuquerque Police Department. In those 18 months, the city has settled 29 cases against APD. Those involve some high-profile cases, including $5 million to settle the James Boyd shooting, $6.5 million for the case of an APD lieutenant who shot and nearly killed one of his own officers, and $8 million for a case where an APD officer smashed his car into another vehicle and killed a young woman.
The city also settled 11 cases involving bus drivers and the bus system.
You can read it all in the latest quarterly litigation report that the Berry administration recently sent to the City Council.