Baltimore Police Union Says City Has Underpaid Officer Overtime for Years

Baltimore’s police union is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit filed against the city recently in U.S. District Court that alleges a widespread and ongoing practice of underpayment of overtime for officers.

The lawsuit claims that the city has been miscalculating overtime rates for officers for at least three years — a time period that has seen police overtime spike amid a reduction in police staffing and rising violent crime.