15

One city's cops are so brutal, city will not longer pay legal fees

http://www.eagletribune.com

Mayor William Lantigua says he will no longer pay legal bills for police officers being sued, including the bills for those officers involved in nine brutality cases pending in U.S. District Court.

The mayor says over the past three years, the city has spent $1.2 million to defend officers in civil cases. Instead, Lantigua says he will hold to the police unions' contract, which says the city only has to pay the $5,000 retainer for a patrolman and $7,500 for a superior officer. Lantigua says officers have two options when they are being sued — to use one of the three city attorneys or have their unions pay for the defense.

Read »
phonon's picture
Created by phonon 3 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 8 weeks ago
Category: Bad Cop   Tags:
  • FTL_Mark's picture
    FTL_Mark
  • celestrion's picture
    celestrion
  • Lothar's picture
    Lothar
  • joelberg's picture
    joelberg
  • Karrde188's picture
    Karrde188
  • Jcase's picture
    Jcase
  • stuntmantdave's picture
    stuntmantdave
  • Takeshi Kovacs's picture
    Takeshi Kovacs
  • phonon's picture
    phonon
  • Rauterkus's picture
    Rauterkus

Air Times & Contact

LIVE 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sun: 7pm-10pm Eastern

Call toll-free:
1-855-450-FREE

You can also Skype us.

Join our Email List

Stay up to date with the latest about Free Talk Live, and receive our Weekly Digest email - the most popular stories for the week from our front page and also the week's audio highlights!

See our past emails.


Free Talk Live 2.5

Welcome Free Talk Live 2.5! Now, with Reddit!
 
You'll need a Reddit account before you can vote on and submit show prep. (That is different from your