A boy stands in front of a police cordon following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray's family agreed to a $6.4 million settlement with the city in September 2015. (AP/Matt Rourke)
Police Payouts

In Baltimore Guilty Cops May Soon Have to Pony Up

When police officers are sued for corruption or brutality — and when, as more frequently happens, the case is settled — it is almost always the city that employs them that picks up the tab for the damages awarded. This may be changing, with the focus now on events in Baltimore.