Baltimore repaying police agencies $1.8M for riot control
The city of Baltimore says it expects to reimburse other local police and fire agencies a total of $1.8 million for assisting during unrest following the death of Freddie Gray last spring.
Spokesman Howard Libit said Thursday the tally includes requests that have been paid and those still under review. He says he expects all requests to be paid.
The requests came from public agencies or volunteer fire companies in 16 of Maryland’s 23 counties.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department submitted the biggest request, for about $426,000. Department spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure tells The Capital newspaper that the request hasn’t been paid yet.
Parts of Baltimore burned amid rioting and looting following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was fatally injured in police custody.