Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. Details of the settlement have yet to be announced, but it’s expected to be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates, by Wednesday.
According to the Washington Post, the settlement was reached following weeks of talks between city leaders and Billy and Hassan Murphy, attorneys for the Gray family.
Beyond the financial payout, the settlement also calls for the Baltimore police department to begin requiring its officers to wear body cameras. Equipping Baltimore city and Baltimore County police with the cameras was also part of a bill Maryland’s Governor Hogan signed in May.
Last week, a judge decided that the six Baltimore police officers indicted in Gray’s death and arrest should be given separate trials and this week he’ll decide on where the trials will take place.
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