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City withholds part of settlement in police brutality lawsuit
City withholds part of settlement in police brutality lawsuit

It wasn't long after Ashley Overbey won approval for a $63,000 settlement from Baltimore's government that anonymous critics began their assault against her on the Internet. Commenting on news accounts of the settlement — which ended her lawsuit alleging police brutality — they accused the 27-year-old of initiating her arrest to get a big payout. She responded, defending herself and recounting details of the incident — a move that led the city to withhold $31,500 from Overbey's payout this week. City lawyers said Friday they were simply holding Overbey to terms of the settlement, which prohibits injured residents from making any public statement —...

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