But the disparity is even bigger than that. In researching this story, 7 Action News came across several large lawsuit settlements that city officials never disclosed. A city attorney later admitted they should have.Coincidentally, we happened to be conducting research for a similar story. We requested records on police settlements under the Freedom of Information Act dating back to 2004. It should come as no surprise the $27 million figure is dwarfed by what we uncovered.
In fact, attorney Dan Romano says at least a half-dozen payouts from cases he filed weren't listed in the records turned over by the city.
"This is not accurate at all," Romano said as he leafed through the city's list of settlements.
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