The Associated Press reports that Baltimore has reached a $6.4 million wrongful-death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who in April suffered a fatal spinal injury while in the custody of the city’s police department. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stressed that the agreement, which still needs to be approved by Baltimore’s Board of Estimates, should “not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence” of the six officers facing criminal charges in Gray’s death. Last week, a judge ruled that each of those cops will receive a separate trial. A hearing on a possible change of venue for those proceedings is expected later this week.
“We have 90 percent of the bill agreed to and written. We just have some of the last decisions to be made.”