Freddie Gray family to receive $6.4m from Baltimore authorities in civil claim

Six police officers are about to stand trial for his death

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The Independent US

The family of Freddie Gray, the young man whose death earlier this year in Baltimore sparked protests and outcry, is reportedly to receive $6.4m.

The Baltimore Sun said the Baltimore city authorities planed to pay the amount as a settlement for civil claims in his death.

The settlement — which is expected to be approved at Wednesday's meeting of the city's spending panel — will be paid out over two years, according to the mayor's office.

The five-member board is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The payment is larger than the total the more than 120 other lawsuits brought against the police department for alleged brutality and misconduct since 2011, the newspaper said