In an analysis of case settlements in 2015, following the Ferguson, MO protests in response to the Michael Brown killing, the amount of monetary settlements that were received largely depended on the local politics of the city or town to where the killing occurred. This year (2015) was chosen for the analysis because it allowed for long enough time for the cases to settle to get an accurate picture. The results displayed that there may be a connection between the courts and the popular opinion of the police in the geography of the case. Could this have a direct impact on the amount of police brutality cases? Read the article below to learn more.