Police union sues to block pension bill

December 06, 1996

The union representing Anne Arundel County police officers has filed a federal lawsuit that would block County Executive John G. Gary's bill cutting county pension costs.

The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 70, alleges that Gary's pension bill will cost 450 county police officers more than $13 million in guaranteed benefits. The County Council approved the bill unanimously Monday night.

County unions threatened to file such a lawsuit during five

months of debate over pension reform, which county officials say will save Anne Arundel $3 million a year. Lawyers for the county have said the bill is legal.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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