The StarTribune recently took a look at the payouts the Minneapolis police department has been making to settle lawsuits stemming from police misconduct and what the MPD is/isn’t doing to address this issue.

Here’s a breakdown of annual payments in chart form:

Minneapolis Police Payout Amounts

And if we divide those numbers by the property taxes Minneapolis property owners paid in each of those years:

Police Payouts over Minneapolis Property Taxes

Personally, I’d rather see my property taxes help pay for more good cops who do great police work than see tax dollars going to clean up messes created by cops that shouldn’t be on the force.