Baltimore Gives Family of Freddie Gray $6.4 Million – Update: Details of Pay Out…

Keep in mind:  ♦ no wrongdoing has ever been found;  ♦ Marilyn Mosby’s private attorney is the same attorney as Freddie Gray’s family;  ♦ The Gray family never filed a lawsuit, so this is not a “settlement” per se’;  ♦ The possibility of any police wrongful conduct being found during trial is quite probably nil; ♦ The maximum payout under Maryland state law, if lawsuit filed – and if police misconduct could be identified, would have been $400k.

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update-1UPDATE:  The nine-page agreement, obtained Wednesday by The Baltimore Sun, shows that Gray’s mother, Gloria Darden, will receive $5.36 million. Gray’s father, Freddie Gray Sr., will receive $640,000. The remainder, $400,000, will be paid to the “Estate of Freddie Gray Jr.”

The city agrees to pay $1.8 million within 15 days, to be divided proportionately among the parities, according to the document. Another $1 million must be paid by Nov. 1.

The remaining $3.6 million will be paid out in the next fiscal year. (link)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The parents of Freddie Gray reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the city of Baltimore, nearly five months after their 25-year-old son was critically injured in police custody, sparking days of protests and rioting.

The deal announced Tuesday appeared to be among the largest settlements in police death cases in recent years and happened just two days before a judge is set to hear arguments on whether to move the trials for six officers charged in Gray’s death from Baltimore.

Gray’s spine was injured April 12 in the back of a transport van after he was arrested. Gray, who was black, died at the hospital a week later. In the aftermath, Gray became a symbol of the contentious relationship between the police and the public in Baltimore, as well as the treatment of black men by police in America.

The city’s Board of Estimates is expected to approve the settlement Wednesday.

“The proposed settlement agreement going before the Board of Estimates should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a news release. “This settlement is being proposed solely because it is in the best interest of the city, and avoids costly and protracted litigation that would only make it more difficult for our city to heal and potentially cost taxpayers many millions more in damages.”

The settlement does not resolve any factual disputes, and expressly does not constitute an admission of liability on the part of the city, its police department or any of the officers. The settlement has nothing whatsoever to do with the criminal proceedings, the news release said.

An attorney for Gray’s family declined to comment.  (read more)

Watch to see how much William “Billy” Murphy contributes to Marilyn Mosby’s reelection campaign.

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189 Responses to Baltimore Gives Family of Freddie Gray $6.4 Million – Update: Details of Pay Out…

  1. Krazy Kat says:

    Nice! Give $5M to a heroin addict.

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  2. jackphatz says:

    How does this effect the next police involved incident? Is the current salaries/potential benefit really all that great in Baltimore today? I’d love to see the stats on how many have quit, retired, of course we know of six who have been relieved of their duties, just in 2015. We already know enrollment in various police academies is way done and who can blame these people. Law enforcement should not be the #1 most dangerous job, but it is in these Democrat controlled cities.

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  3. rosewater49 says:

    These liberal blacks are as corrupt as a Sicilian crime syndicate.

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  4. TC says:

    Congrats to all on winning the Thug Lotto(tm)

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  5. jsjavascript says:

    I was better off not knowing this little tid bit of information

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  6. Mr.Right says:

    Only 6.5 million? “that’s racist”
    6.5 million is nothing when you passed the $18,000,000,000,000 debt mark, American can afford a lot more to give away to the family of a convicted drug dealer that inured himself to death during his resisting arrest (stood up in the van when shackled instead of staying on the floor)

    Anyways, this will change nothing… Even if we tax payer make it rain money on Baltimore, you cant fix a deep cultural problem with dollars. Those communities will continue on their path to self destruction by refusing to simply ask “Maybe its us?.. maybe we need to change?”

    “Maybe its the content of our character? and not the color of our skin”

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  7. BenY says:

    Why is there steam coming out of my ears. No wonder they act like they do, it rewards them and it’s easier than working.

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  8. Dan Morgan says:

    This looks more like a stimulus package for lawyers that are well connected. 40% of 6.4 million, not bad. Wonder how much gets kicked back to that evil shrew Mosby.

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    • dginga says:

      This is what I thought too. Mosby’s buddy, the Gray family attorney, will receive a minimum of 40% of this money, plus expenses, so why don’t we just call it a cool $3,000,000. And he didn’t have to do anything other than get the family members to sign a contingency agreement for his “representation.” As I read this, there isn’t even a lawsuit filed in the proper court for civil litigation, so how can they settle a lawsuit that doesn’t exist???

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      • Armie says:

        In most states, prior to suing a municipal government you have to file a claim and give them an opportunity to negotiate a settlement. If the city denies your claim then you can sue. That law is usually called something like the Tort Claims Act. I imagine Baltimore or Maryland has one.

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  9. Michael Dixon says:

    Mistah Freddie sho done right by his fambly.

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  10. myopiafree says:

    The probability that any of the “six” actually commited any actual crime at all? Nil.
    The possibility that they will be forced into a plea-deal, because they have no money – very high.

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  11. marshabar1 says:

    An unearned windfall is most often a curse since the recipient isn’t experienced or educated in handling the resulting pressures. Creeps will crawl out of the woodwork. Everyone will want a piece. Everyone will look at the recipient with different, sharper eyes. Who to trust? Who to believe? What to do?

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  12. judyw says:

    And it never ever stops, does it? 😦
    The University of Georgia is set to host an “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” lecture by Jasmine Rand, an attorney who represented the Martin family. Rand will be paid a $3,500 honorarium for her speech, a spokeswoman for the public university told The College Fix in an email.

    The “Hoodies Up” talk, scheduled for Sept. 10, will focus in part on Rand’s “use of the media to further a social justice cause and her experience as a professor that encouraged her students to work side by side on her case and launch what became an international movement,” according to a description of the talk linked on her law firm’s website.

    “Rand’s students under her tutelage coined the phrase, ‘I Am Trayvon Martin,’” the site continued. “From her students lips to President Obama’s ears, upon the announcement of the not guilty verdict, the President of the United States stood by the family and said, ‘I too Am Trayvon.’”

    The full title of the talk is “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up—How One Case Changed a Nation and Ignited the World.” The talk is scheduled for Sept. 10 and is sponsored by the university’s Institute for African American Studies. Rand is a 2004 UGA grad with degrees in African American studies and political science, according to UGA Today.

    This is not Rand’s first campus talk. She gave a speech at Mercer University last spring.

    Her bio states she “is currently involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation from the LAPD to the NYPD” and frequently appears as a legal analyst on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24088/

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  13. xctrekker says:

    and mark levin makes note of the conservative treehouse, and this article today, at the begining of the 2nd half of hour 3

    more recognition of this site by recognized national figures 🙂

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  14. archer52 says:

    wealth transfer. EBT on steroids.

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  15. yakmaster2 says:

    Baltimore’s Mayor is that city’s self-appointed Judge and Facilitator of ‘Social Justice.’ She and her minions have decided that they will gift Grey’s ‘parents’ and his estate with enough taxpayer millions to balance the scale in case the criminal trial doesn’t yield convictions. She wants to punish the police department and make Grey a victim of brutality—regardless of the facts. She’s not fit for public office.

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  16. Just Tea says:

    What a bunch of bull. I cannot believe the citizens are not outraged.

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  17. nivico says:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-murphy-presser-20150909-story.html

    Attorney William H. “Billy” Murphy said Wednesday that the $6.4 million civil settlement he reached with city officials on behalf of Freddie Gray’s family represents “civil justice” and saves the family and the city from costly litigation that would “keep the controversy” surrounding the case alive for years.

    Murphy made his comments at a news conference in his downtown offices, not long after the settlement was unanimously approved by the city Board of Estimates. He declined to discuss the specifics of the settlement.

    Murphy would not comment on what information and evidence from the criminal cases he and city officials were privy to while negotiating the civil settlement.

    He declined to say what percentage of the settlement his law firm will take as payment for its representing the family in the negotiations.

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  18. Tony says:

    think i would look to move out before that new tax increase comes in order to pay that out.

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  19. Horsesoldier says:

    So, let me get this straight – the mayor pushes this deal through to pay out 6.4 million to the family, check. The trial ends with a not guilty verdict, check. The charged officers, now exonerated, sue the city for false charges and arrest, check. They are awarded a huge settlement, check. The heathens riot once again, check. The clueless mayor and DA might want to find a CVS store and buy up a large supply of Depends while there’s still a store standing in ‘Balmore’

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  20. meg911 says:

    They prosecute underpaid police officers for doing their job and reward welfare queens for giving birth to career criminals. Welcome to America!

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  21. meg911 says:

    This is nothing more than a ROBBERY taking plaice in plain sight!

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  22. Just Sayin says:

    Aaaaaaaand the fix is in.

    Judge overrules defense motion for change of venue.

    “The citizens of Baltimore are not monolithic” says the judge. “They think for themselves.”

    And the evidence of that is what, now? And that has what to do with the concern that the protests at that outset will make jurors feel like they must return a guilty verdict or they won’t be able to return to their communities?

    At least he’s given the defendants an issue to raise on appeal.

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    • DT says:

      The only good thing about this and the denial of the recusal, is when this all implodes and no charges stick, it will rest solely on the head of Mosby. I look forward to that day.

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  23. Just Sayin says:

    I’d hoped for an update/new article on Freddie so I could vent my spleen before I had to head back to the office. Dang.

    As a preview: This ruling is dung. If widescale protests with massive destruction of property don’t get you a change of venue, what will?

    Boston bombing is different. Show me the protests in Boston. What juror in Boston would have been afraid of returning to their home if they’d returned a not guilty verdict?

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  24. Michael Onoo says:

    Boycott all sporting events with a disproportionate number of black players. Black men are 6% of the population, a NFL team with 75 players should have 5 black players maximum.

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    • Just Sayin says:

      Your math is off a bit. You need to look at what percent of MEN are black, not what percent black men are to the population as a whole. Hint: there aren’t any women playing professional football in the NFL.

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  25. e.g.g. says:

    We have been lied to….you known
    ..the commercials that say “crime does not pay”.

    Crime DOES pay!

    But only if your a black criminal in a black controlled country.

    A dangerous precedent has been set with this mafia like payout.

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  26. PatOne says:

    Freddie’s”Dead” Gray’s mother, Gloria, hit the Maryland Taxpayer Lottery WITHOUT buying a ticket…..not a bad return for a worthless drug pusher son.

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  27. iratenate says:

    Is that the “Jeffersons” theme song I hear in the background?

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  28. prettyboy says:

    We as american people need to stop beating each other down like we do, blacks attacking whites, whites attacking blacks, we always trying to stop war in other countries, but refuse to see that we have a war in our on back yard. I sat and read most of these comments on the freddie gray case, most of you don’t sound like americans, you sound like terrorist. this young man lost his life, and here we are worrying about who got paid from it, my question to all of you is what is the solution to the freddie gray problem? do we better the communities freddies live in, do we retrain the way cops handle freedie gray mentalitys, or we just keep on killing one another like wild animals. this country have some very serious problems attached to it, our political and judical systems in america have failed all of us, whites and blacks as a whole. while we fight each other; they sit back and count the money they collect in taxes, drug raids, etc. soon as something like freddie gray payouts happens, the attention shifts off the real problem and it goes to the result of the problem. we must start thinking before we criticize anything like this freddie gray situation, i pray that all who read this will have a change of heart. May The Lord Jesus Christ Bless each of you.

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