Catherine E. Pugh

Police union contract a big win for Baltimore

Police union contract a big win for Baltimore

Mayor Catherine Pugh has been pushing for civilians on the trial boards that determine discipline for police accused of wrongdoing for years — dating back to her time as a state senator — and her persistence paid off in the city police union’s agreement this week to a contract that will make that happen. That she accomplished that at the same time that she has undone the asinine decision of a previous mayor and police commissioner to enshrine in the contract an unworkable officer shift schedule is nothing short of remarkable.

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