Granite State News Collaborative

NH towns pay millions to settle claims against police; details often hidden from public

The findings come from a review of settlements involving law enforcement obtained by NHPR through more than 230 public records requests, submitted to every town, city and county in New Hampshire. With no centralized system for recording settlements, this is believed to be the first comprehensive look at how often law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire settle allegations such as excessive force, wrongful arrest, sexual harassment, and racial profiling. READ MORE