Senate hearing on police misconduct sees contentious debate over liability caps - MarylandReporter.com

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Democratic-sponsored legislation that increases the amount of money local governments are forced to pay in police brutality lawsuits will bankrupt many of the state’s small towns,  Sen. Mike Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick) told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Wednesday.

“There’s a lot of towns in western Maryland where they have their own police force and they have an annual budget of anywhere from $1 million to $3 million in total. So, if you are one…

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