The police department has already paid more through July than it did in all of 2020, and it has nearly surpassed the total for 2019. In recent years, the total for lawsuits has hovered between $60 and $90 million. The city data does not account for all police misconduct claims. The NYPD has spent even more on settlements with complainants who never formally filed litigation. In fiscal year 2021, the department paid $206.7 million overall, according to an annual report from the city comptroller’s office.