Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Baltimore reaches $6.4 million settlement in Freddie Gray’s death in police custody

Baltimore has reached a tentative settlement of $6.4 million with the family of a black man who died from an injury sustained while he was in police custody, city officials said on Tuesday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement that the settlement with the family of Freddie Gray would be sent to the Baltimore Board of Estimates for a vote on Wednesday.
Mr. Gray died in April from a spinal injury suffered in the back of a police transport van, and six Baltimore officers have been charged in his death. The death set off protests and a day of rioting, arson and looting. A judge last week refused to dismiss the charges against the officers and ordered individual trials for them.
“The proposed settlement agreement going before the Board of Estimates should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial,” Ms. Rawlings-Blake said. The proposed settlement will be paid as $2.8 million in the current fiscal year and $3.6 million in the year beginning in July of 2016.

More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/us/freddie-gray-baltimore-police-death.html

 

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