Baltimore County declines reimbursement from city for helping with Gray riot response

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says the county will not seek $257,000 in reimbursement from the city of Baltimore for police and fire assistance during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.

Last week, city officials announced they would pay surrounding counties a combined $1.8 million for their help in responding to the unrest in April and May after the death of Freddie Gray.

Kamenetz says the county provided the personnel on an emergency basis with no expectation of a reimbursement.

Gray died April 19 after sustaining a spinal injury a week earlier while riding handcuffed in a police van. Soon after, the city erupted in rioting, looting and arson. Members of the Maryland Army National Guard, state troopers and officers from other jurisdictions were brought in to help.