Baltimore Agrees to $6,400,000 Settlement With the Family of Freddie Gray

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The city of Baltimore has agreed to a proposed $6.4 million wrongful death settlement in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in April from an injury sustained while he was in police custody, the Washington Post reports.

According to the report, officials could announce the details of the proposed deal as early as Tuesday, but the proposal would still have to be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates, which oversees spending, the news site notes. The board, which includes Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is expected to meet on Wednesday. It is not clear whether the city or its Police Department accepts liability as part of the deal.


Two individuals familiar with the deal say that part of the settlement would call for the Baltimore Police Department to begin requiring the use of body cameras.

The proposal comes on the heels of renewed protests following a hearing in which a judge ruled that the six city officers should be tried separately. The judge still has to rule on whether those trials would be held in Baltimore or moved to another jurisdiction, according to the Post.


As the Post notes, the $6.4 million deal tops the $5.9 million wrongful death settlement that New York City agreed to pay the family of Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer put him in a choke hold.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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