Let's see how many "accidents" happen when there are actual & monetary consequences for police brutality. 👀... If this policy is even adopted elsewhere...🤔
From @freedom_faction - One of the most corrupt policies in place to protect police officers who commit violence in the line of duty is the legal protection that comes when a victim files a lawsuit against an aggressive cop. When a victim of a #policeassault wins a lawsuit against the police department, the city’s taxpayers are usually on the hook for the #restitution fees. However, a new policy change in #Baltimore—which will set a #revolutionary precedent—will finally have the guilty officers feeling the pain in their pockets for once.
In a memo sent out by police union president Gene Ryan this week, #BaltimoreCity officers were warned about how they could be charged with punitive damage if a jury finds that they acted with malice during an attack on a citizen.
The email stated that:
Many of our officers are sued for monetary damages by individuals they have arrested or have come in contact with. These lawsuits allege wrongdoing on the part of the officer and oftentimes allege that the officer acted with malice. Malice means that the officer’s alleged actions were motivated by a personal hatred towards the individual suing him or her. If the person suing the officer wins on the question of whether the officer committed a wrong, the Plaintiff can recover monetary damages to compensate him or her for any injury and/or expenses incurred resulting from the officer’s actions. If a jury finds that the officer acted with malice, the jury has the option to award punitive damages which are designed to punish the officer and to serve as a deterrent to the officer not to repeat the alleged wrongful conduct found to have occurred by the jury.
It was very hard not to laugh during the recording of this video 😂
"Like Me and You" is one of the songs on the "You Are Amazing" Children's Album 😊 Originally by @raffi, this song encourages equality in such a lovely way 🌎
🎉Pre-order the album at lindsaymuller.bandcamp.com (link in bio)