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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.

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The union says between July 2014 and 2015, the number of members who bought liability insurance jumped 15 percent.

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The union’s insurance costs $265,000 a year.

The insurance helps cover legal fees but doesn’t protect against criminal prosecution.

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