FOP: Officers may have to pay for lawsuit verdicts

FOP| Officers may have to pay for lawsuit verdicts

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- According to a memo sent out by the Fraternal Order of Police, Baltimore City Police officers may have to pay damages from certain lawsuits lodged against them.

They say the money could be deducted from the officer's paychecks.

The City solicitor's office says this is not the case, but said the actions of the Gun Trace Task Force are requiring the city to take a closer look at police lawsuits and “look at what certain officers did... and with what motivations those officers engaged in those activities.”

After that examination the city may decide not to protect officers from paying financial damages granted in lawsuits.

Last year the city paid about $2.74 million in lawsuits brought against Baltimore City Police officers.

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