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$6.4 Million Settlement in Death of Baltimore Man in Police Custody

The City of Baltimore reached a settlement of $6.4 million in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015.  The September 2, 2015, agreement “spares us all having the scab of April this year picked over and over and over for five and sex years to come,” said City Solicitor George Nilson.

Gray died from spinal injuries incurred while transported in a police van on April 12, 2015.  He died a week later. 

The settlement provides for a $5.36 million to Gray’s mother, Gloria Darden; $640,000 to his father, Freddie Gray, Sr.; and $400,000 to Gray’s estate.  It indemnifies the officers and other city officials from future civil action.

“All of us realize money cannot, will not – there’s no possibility – to bring back a loved one,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.  “I hope that this settlement will bring a level of closure for the family, for the police department, and for our city.”

The Gray family was represented by attorney Billy Murphy. 

Source: CNN

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