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Some on County Council question Kamenetz move to decline riot reimbursement

Some on County Council question Kamenetz move to decline riot reimbursement

Some Baltimore County Council members are criticizing County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for declining more than $250,000 from Baltimore City — a reimbursement to the county for sending police and firefighters to help during April's rioting.

Baltimore City officials said last month they would pay surrounding counties a combined $1.8 million for their help responding to unrest in April and May after the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old West Baltimore man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody. The reimbursements are part of $20 million in costs related to the unrest that the city expects to...

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