The average city payout in police misconduct cases that occurred in the three years before Chief Tim Dolan took over the department in April 2006.


The average payout in the first three years of Dolan's tenure.

The calculations exclude two multimillion-dollar settlements -- the $4.5 million Duy Ngo and the $2.19 million Dominic Felder cases -- that far exceed typical payouts. If those cases are included, the averages rise to $98,512 and $153,939. The Star Tribune's analysis did not include incidents from 2010 and 2011 because of cases yet to be resolved.

Source: Minneapolis Police Department