Baltimore Cops Get $2.5M In Race Bias Settlement

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The city of Baltimore has agreed to spend $4.5 million, including $2 million in training and record-keeping upgrades, to settle allegations of systemic race discrimination with more than a dozen black members of the city's police force.

The Baltimore City Council's Board of Estimates approved the settlement Wednesday, the day after the city lodged a stipulation of dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, where the case has been pending since 2004.

Under the settlement, the 15 remaining plaintiffs and their attorneys...
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