NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A fear of people suing police officers for their on-duty actions has led to an uptick in officers buying professional liability insurance, according to the Fraternal Order of Police.READ MORE: Cowboys Face 49ers In Tough Wild-Card Matchup
The union says between July 2014 and 2015, the number of members who bought liability insurance jumped 15 percent.READ MORE: Colleyville Rabbi: 'We Are Resilient And We Will Recover'
The union’s insurance costs $265,000 a year.
The insurance helps cover legal fees but doesn’t protect against criminal prosecution.MORE NEWS: 49ers LT Trent Williams Active For Wild-Card Game At Cowboys
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