‘Shameful And Insulting.’ Baltimore Police Union Rejects City’s Contract Offer

More than 1,000 members of Baltimore’s police union for rank-and-file officers overwhelmingly rejected the city’s latest contract offer, setting up a showdown with Mayor Brandon Scott in the heat of his reelection bid.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 held the vote Thursday, and more than 99% of the union’s members casted “no” votes. The vote was the culmination of weeks of an impasse in labor contract negotiations with Scott and Police Commissioner Richard Worley, said union President Mike Mancuso, who called the city’s final offer “shameful and insulting” in a letter released the evening of the vote.

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