City has paid millions in wrongful death settlements

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 13:15:18-05

Baltimore City has recently paid out hefty sums in wrongful death lawsuits.

The city’s Board of Estimates is expected to approve a $300,000 settlement in a suit filed by the family of a man who died in police custody in Sept. 2012.

RELATED: City to approve $300,000 settlement in Anthony Anderson wrongful death suit

Anthony Anderson, 46, died of blunt force trauma to the torso following an arrest in east Baltimore. Anderson suffered fractured ribs, a ruptured spleen, and internal bleeding. He later died at the hospital.

Last year, the Board of Estimates approved a $145,000 settlement in the 2012 shooting death of George B. Wells III. Wells was shot to death in Reservoir Hill after police responded to a domestic violence call.

RELATED: $6.4 million Freddie Gray settlement approved

In 2015, the city approved a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, who died a week after being critically injured in police custody.

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