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$30K settlement approved for family of girl killed during 2016 police chase

Posted at 8:40 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 08:40:32-04

The family of a nine-year-old girl killed during a police chase reaches a settlement with Baltimore City.

This is now the second settlement within a month the city has made with the family of a child injured, or killed, in relation to police activity. 

On Wednesday, the Board of Estimates is expected to approve a $30,000 settlement with the family of nine-year-old Amirah Kinlaw who was killed June 16, 2016.

Amirah was walking home from school when she was struck and killed by a teenage boy driving a stolen SUV. Her mother sued the city, alleging the police officer, Aisha White-Bey, ignored department rules and engaged in a high-speed chase of the stolen vehicle with a reckless disregard for human life.

Her claim is based on the fact the police vehicle involved in the chase is owned by the city.

Under the law, the $30,000 payout is the maximum amount the city may be held liable for as the owner of the police car.