Baltimore City and the family of Freddie Gray $6.4 million settlement was unanimously approve by the city’s BOE. Gray whose death sparked the April riots in Baltimore City was taken into custody on April 12. He suffered a spinal cord injury and died. The city announced Tuesday that they had reached a settlement in the with Gray’s family but it had not been approved.
Following the approval, Mayor Rawlings-Blake said that the settlement was made in the best interest of the tax payers.
Rawlings-Blake continued “this settlement has nothing whatsoever to do with the criminal proceedings now underway. The purpose of the civil settlement is to bring an important measure of closure to the family, the community and the City and to avoid years and year of protracted civil litigation and potential hard to the community and divisiveness which may likely result.”