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

Six police officers are about to stand trial for his death

Andrew Buncombe
Tuesday 08 September 2015 15:59
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Freddie Gray died in April after being arrested by police in Baltimore
Freddie Gray died in April after being arrested by police in Baltimore

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

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