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Judge dismisses $38 million civil case in death of Korryn Gaines

The court granted the Baltimore County officer qualified immunity
Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 07:41:40-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — Judge Mickey Norman overturned a $38 million settlement awarded to Korryn Gaines' family.

Gaines died in an officer-involved shooting after a six-hour standoff in Randallstown in 2016. Police said she pointed a shotgun at them while her five-year-old son was with her.

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A jury found a gunshot fired by Cpl. Royce Ruby that killed Gaines was not reasonable, but on Friday Judge Norman dismissed the family's claim writing that Ruby was entitled to qualified immunity. That protects law enforcement from civil liability while performing their duties.

Attorneys for Gaines's family say they will likely appeal.