L.B shelled out $31 million on police misconduct settlements & verdicts
The City of Long Beach spent $31 million in settlements, court costs, and legal fees on police misconduct lawsuits against the LBPD that range from officer-involved shootings to use-of-force. According to data released Wednesday by Long Beach Councilmember Jeannine Pearce.
Long Beach pays for law enforcement liability insurance for "on-duty/off-duty purposes".
Long Beach City Councilmember Jeannine Pearce wrote in a Facebook post that she requested the data on March 29th, and the information does not include "city attorney or staff time."
There are 61 misconduct cases on the list, with the oldest case dating back to 2008.
The City of Long Beach is currently facing another misconduct lawsuit, as a woman claims that the LBPD shot off a portion of her finger with a rubber bullet during the May 31st unrest, per LBP.
Nearly half of the misconduct cases were settled.