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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baltimore police

Posted at 9:51 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 21:51:28-04

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Baltimore police trainee who was accidentally shot during a training exercise and refused a $200,000 settlement from the city.

The Daily Record reports  that Raymond Gray's attorney, A. Dwight Pettit, previously said the settlement wasn't worth responding to and planned to go forward with a jury trial. The city argued $200,000 is the maximum a plaintiff can recover under the Local Government Tort Claims Act. When Gray never responded to the offer, the city moved to dismiss the case.

On Wednesday, Judge William Nickerson granted a motion to dismiss the case.

Gray sued the city after training officer William Scott Kern mistakenly used a live weapon in demonstrating the danger of standing in the potential line of fire, resulting in Gray losing an eye.

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