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City awards $60K in back-pay to officer cleared of soliciting a minor
City awards $60K in back-pay to officer cleared of soliciting a minor

Baltimore's spending panel voted 4-1 Wednesday to award $60,000 in back-pay to a city officer who had been suspended without pay while facing sexual abuse charges in Howard County. The Board of Estimates approved the payment to Officer Charles W. Hagee, 45, of Columbia. He remains on the city's police force. Police said Wednesday he is now on a paid suspension and assigned to administrative duties. "The charges were disposed of in his favor," said City Solicitor George Nilson. "People in that position may face other administrative charges internally. But once charges are disposed of in your favor, you are entitled to back pay." City Council President...

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