Freddie Gray’s family will settle with the city of Baltimore for $6.4 million, the NY Post reports.
Gray died as a result of neck and back injuries he suffered in the back of a police transport van in April.
Six Baltimore police officers were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
The settlement still needs the approval of a board that oversees city spending.
“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.”
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