Baltimore pays $1.12M to settle police lawsuits

Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 17:37:27-04

The city of Baltimore agreed to pay more than $1.12 million to settle four lawsuits of police misconduct complaints.

The family of Tyrone West will get the largest payout: $600,000. He died in police custody after a traffic stop in 2013. An autopsy found he died because of heart condition and dehydration, but a forensic review commissioned by the family found that West died because he couldn't breathe.

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The state recently agreed to pay the family $400,000 to settle its part of the lawsuit.