A former police officer in Philadelphia and Baltimore was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Friday afternoon for helping a member of the Gun Trace Task Force sell drugs taken off the street here.
And yet, it remains largely unknown who is going to sue. Davis said about 10 people have sued so far. More than 60 others have filed notices that they intend to sue, he said. And hundreds more may sue in the months and years ahead.
“We have no idea how many,” Davis said. “It could be 2020, 2021 and we’re still getting lawsuits.”
The judge’s ruling means that if a citizen wins against the officers, attorneys would then argue whether or not the city has to pay, Davis said.
“If I represented a victim,” he said, “I would want to know sooner rather than later whether the city is required to pay the judgments.”