The family of the Baltimore man–Freddie Gray–who was injured, and later died, while in police custody has reached an agreement on a settlement. Freddie Gray’s family met with Baltimore City officials to discuss the settlement, which is only pending approval by the city Board of Estimates, which will meet tomorrow.
If approved, the proposal would settle civil claims against the city, the police department and the individuals involved in the events that led to Gray’s death. The settlement would initially be distributed by two payments: $2.8 million, and then $3.6 million in a second payment. The Gray family had not filed a wrongful death suit against the city.
The six officers involved in the death of Gray were all charged with second-degree assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment. One officer has been charged with second-degree murder, while two face an additional manslaughter charge. Last week, the judge in the case ruled that all six officers should receive different trials.
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