BREAKING: Freddie Gray Settlement: $6.4 Million

The Washington Post reports within the past few minutes (beating the Sun to the story!) that the family of Freddie Gray has settled claims arising out of Gray’s death in the custody of Baltimore police for $6.4 million.

Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in April from a neck injury he suffered in police custody, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement.

Baltimore officials could announce details of the proposed settlement as early as Tuesday. Such a deal however, would have to be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates, the governing body that oversees the city’s spending. That group, which includes Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), is expected to meet Wednesday.

The settlement also requires Baltimore to have its police officers begin wearing body cameras.

The Post also notes that the Gray settlement exceeds the $5.9 million agreed to by New York in the death of Eric Garner. 

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