Baltimore approves $6.4M settlement to Freddie Gray's family
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The latest on the death of a 25-year-old black man who died after being injured while in the custody of Baltimore police.
The Baltimore city board has unanimously approved a $6.4 million settlement between the city and the family of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured while in police custody.
The approval came Wednesday morning, just a day before Judge Barry Williams will decide whether the trials for six officers charged in Gray's death should be moved to a different jurisdiction. Defense attorneys have asked for a change of venue, citing pre-trial publicity and concern that the officers won't get fair trials if they're tried in Baltimore.
The settlement appears to be among the largest such payments in police death cases in recent years.