Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themselves
February 7, 2018
Ian Duncan and Luke Broadwater The Baltimore Sun
As many as nine Baltimore police officers could have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages after juries found they acted with âactual maliceâ in the course of making arrests â a development that prompted a warning from the police union and, in turn, a fiery response from the cityâs top lawyer.
The union asserted in a memo Tuesday that forcing officers to pay such damages themselves was a change in the cityâs policy. But both City Solicitor Andre Davis and his predecessor said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.