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City to pay $40K to woman struck by police car

The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is poised to award $40,000 to a woman who was struck by a police vehicle while crossing the street three years ago.

The action by the city's spending panel, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, would settle a $200,000 lawsuit filed by Corrine Harris, who was injured on Nov. 19, 2011.

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That day at about 1 a.m., a police officer named Krystal Yolanda Moody was working a robbery detail when she turned from Monroe Street into the wrong lane of Ramsey Street in southwest Baltimore, according to documents submitted to the board from the city law department.

Harris, who had stooped down to pick up a dropped pocketbook, was struck by the officer's car, and subsequently filed suit, officials said.

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Over the past four years, Baltimore has spent more than $11 million defending and settling law suits against the police department.

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