Settling misconduct claims doubled in cost during the first three years of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan's (right) leadership.
This year, after a major jury award for the family of a mentally ill man slain by police, the city has paid out $3.3 million for a dozen claims that police went over the line, according to the city attorney's office. It's a pace that could make this a record year for police settlements.
Dolan says better training and legal work have lowered police misconduct claims to 12 to 15 each year, down from 20 to 30 annually before he became chief.
Even some department critics credit him for taking a harder line on rogue cops. Read more;