Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (Montgomery County Police Union) Files Lawsuit Against Montgomery County Council Over “Use of Force” Bill
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, the union that represents Montgomery County police officers, is suing the Montgomery County Council over Bill 27-20E-Police-Regulations-Use of Force Policy that they say violates the County Charter’s Collective Bargaining obligations.
The use of force policy was passed last summer to limit excessive use of force by police. You can read the bill here.
On Friday the FOB Lodge 35 posted the following on their Facebook page:
“Today Lodge 35 filed suit against the county for violating the county charter regarding the new use of force bill. While Lodge 35 is committed to having discussions on improvements to policing, that can not come at the expense of labor rights of our members. Removing labor/human rights from one profession is not the answer. Please see our press release that was sent out earlier today.”