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BPD stands accused — as Sox-haters?

The city of Boston has paid out more than $15 million in recent years to victims of the police department’s misconduct.
Safe, and Out
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 25, 2007
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$50 million worth of mistakes

Mistakes by Boston city workers — especially the police — have cost the city more than $50 million over the past four years. The breakdown: Inside the "Oops" fund. By David S. Bernstein Among the uninsured: How other cities handle their mistakes. B
Legal claims are costing the city millions of dollars a year. Is it a random blip or a sign of a badly run government?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 28, 2006
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Boston agrees to pay $3.2 million to Stephan Cowans

Finally giving Stephan Cowans some measure of justice for the six and a half years he spent in prison for a crime he did not commit, the City of Boston has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle a civil lawsuit, the Phoenix has learned.
Wrongfully-convicted Mattapan man’s case exposed incompetent fingerprint unit
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2006