Baltimore reaches $6.4M settlement with Freddie Gray’s family.

The city of Baltimore has reached a tentative $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.

Freddie was critically injured on April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray’s death.

In a press release, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wanted to stress the settlement is not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing by the officers involved.

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.

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, which will be paid out over two years, is expected to be approved on Wednesday by a five-member board that oversees city spending.

The Gray family and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declined to comment.

For more on this story visit the Baltimore Sun.

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