NYC Agrees to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses

The maximum compensation would be $150 per person per incident

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing police of issuing hundreds of thousands of summonses that were later dismissed on legal grounds. 

Nine hundred thousand summonses, issued from 2007 to 2015 for offenses like disorderly conduct, trespassing and drinking in public, were later dismissed, according to The New York Times

The maximum compensation would be $150 per person per incident. 

New York City's Law Department says it expects the settlement to be finalized soon. It requires approval by a federal judge. 

In the settlement, the city denies a pattern of officers issuing summonses to meet quotas. At the same time, it's agreed to reiterate its ban on numerical performance goals. 

A lawyer for the plaintiffs declined to comment on the agreement.

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