By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- You’re on your own!
The City of Baltimore (hopelessly broke and starving for cash, like most cities) announced that it is refusing to pay a civil judgement levied against it from a 2009 case involving alleged police misconduct, with the preposterous excuse that officers involved were “… operating outside their official duties.”
They made the announcement on the 4th of July 2015, obviously hoping no one would notice.
Plaintiffs are, of course, disputing the ridiculous claim, but still seeking recovery from individual officers.
Their nightmare thus continues!
Here is the implication for the few BPD officers who are still working, and for beleaguered police officers around the Country, particularly those working in deteriorating metro areas (ie: all metro areas):
When litigation arises from something in which you were involved, you (along with your sergeant, lieutenant, and partners) may suddenly discover you have no indemnity! You may find yourself personally on the hook for all civil judgements. Your cynical employer, piously declaring his innocence, will then garnish your wages, and pension, to pay the claim!
So, when the mayor pushes officers to make arrests, in order to boost …read more