Prince George’s County has joined the ranks of others across the state that have turned away payment from Baltimore City for assistance provided to the City during the April 2015 unrest. The county has returned $756,000 to the City.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
The return payment is the latest and largest from surrounding jurisdictions that were summoned to the city in the days after the riot following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody.
“The county executive determined that we were going to return the check, based on us being supportive of the city of Baltimore and trying to help it get back on its feet,” said Baker’s spokesman, Barry Hudson.
The repayment occurred now because the county only recently received a check from the city, Hudson said.
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