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Baltimore to Pay $1.7M to Police Officers Injured in Riots

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Baltimore police officers carry an injured comrade from the streets near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, Maryland. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 02:24 PM

Baltimore police officers and other city staffers who were injured in the course of the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray have filed $1.7 million in worker compensation claims.

These injury costs are part of the $20 million that taxpayers will have to pay out as a result of the April riots, Baltimore's deputy budget director Bob Cenname said Tuesday, The Baltimore Sun is reporting.

The city is covering the costs out of a rainy day fund, but it is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help pay for up to 75 percent of the total.

Baltimore police claim that 113 police officers were injured during the riots. Cenname says that some are still out of work and are expected to be absent for some time.

"Of those who were injured, some are back to work and some are off," he said.

Riots broke out in Baltimore on April 27 following the funeral of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody from a severe spinal cord injury.

More than 380 businesses were reportedly damaged and 61 buildings suffered fire damage as a result of the rampage.

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Baltimore police officers and other city staffers who were injured in the course of the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray have filed $1.7 million in worker compensation claims.
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Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 02:24 PM
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