As six officers, three black and three white, await trial for the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a critical spine injury in April while in police custody and subsequently died, the city of Baltimore has announced Tuesday morning that they have reached a wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.
Gray’s family will receive $6.4 million from the city for Gray’s death. Since all city spending must be approved by a board, the finalization of this settlement must be approved on Wednesday.
Following the death of Gray, chaos, anarchy and mayhem ensued as rioters and anarchists tore apart the city burning buildings, attacking and burning police vehicles and attacking police. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, came under fire for her statement that she gave those who wished to destroy the space to do so. As a result of that order, police officers were ordered to stand down, despite attacks even on them.
The damage to the businesses in Baltimore by the anarchists is estimated to be $9 million.
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