Sharon Green Middleton

Baltimore City Council votes for tax credits for law enforcement officers

Baltimore City Council votes for tax credits for law enforcement officers

The Baltimore City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would provide $2,500 in tax credits to law enforcement officers who choose to live in Baltimore.

The council unanimously voted in favor of the bill, which is designed to lure more police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies to the city. It needs one more vote to advance to the desk of Mayor Catherine Pugh, who supports the legislation.

Supporters argue that increased the number of police officers who live in Baltimore is key to improving the strained relationship...