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Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case

Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case

Baltimore County will pay at least $1.6 million in a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments, county officials said Wednesday, ending a lengthy legal standoff during which a judge at one point threatened County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with jail time for failing to follow court orders.

The payment would reimburse hundreds of police retirees who the state's highest court found have been overcharged for health insurance.

Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Finifter ordered Kamenetz and two top officials last month to appear in court June 26 to explain why the county refused to comply with orders to reimburse about 440 retirees.

The Baltimore...

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