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Settlement for injured police trainee in dispute

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 17:45:00-04

A lawyer for a police trainee who lost his eye after being accidently shot during a training exercise says a proposed $200,000 settlement is not enough.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that the Baltimore City Board of Estimates is expected consider the proposed settlement for Raymond Gray on Wednesday.

But A. Dwight Pettit, Gray's attorney, says "it's not a real settlement offer," noting that Gray's medical bills have already surpassed $800,000.

Gray was training to become a University of Maryland police officer three years ago when an instructor mistakenly used a live weapon to demonstrate the danger of standing in a line of fire.

The city says $200,000 is the most Gray could recover under state law, but his attorney notes that the cap has been waived before.

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