The reward for information about the killing of a Baltimore detective this week is among the highest ever offered in Maryland, criminal justice analysts said Friday.
But observers warn that such large sums — while potentially helpful — can sometimes carry a downside.
Federal, state and local agencies have put up a total of $190,000 for information about the gunman who killed Det. Sean Suiter. The 18-year veteran of the city police force was shot Wednesday in West Baltimore and died the next day.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration alone committed up to $100,000.
Though officials were not certain, many said they believe the reward is among the largest — if not the...