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Settlement document reveals new details in Freddie Gray agreement

The city's Board of Estimates approved a $6.4 million settlement to the family of Freddie Gray, followed by comments by the Mayor.

The terms of the settlement between Freddie Gray's family and the city reveal new details in the $6.4 million payout.

The nine-page agreement, obtained Wednesday by The Baltimore Sun, shows that Gray's mother, Gloria Darden, will receive $5.36 million. Gray's father, Freddie Gray Sr., will receive $640,000. The remainder, $400,000, will be paid to the "Estate of Freddie Gray Jr."

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The city agrees to pay $1.8 million within 15 days, to be divided proportionately among the parties, according to the document. Another $1 million must be paid by Nov. 1.

The remaining $3.6 million will be paid out in the next fiscal year.

The city's spending panel agreed to the settlement Wednesday to head off a civil lawsuit in federal court on the ground that Gray's constitutional rights were violated.

Gray, 25, died in April after sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in police custody. Hours after his funeral on April 27, the city erupted in rioting.

"The prompt and early pre-suit agreement is intended to: (a) spare the broader Baltimore community from the ongoing turmoil that would inevitably result from protracted and much scrutinized civil litigation among the settling parities, and (b) allow the broader community to heal from the events of, and immediately following the Occurrence," the settlement says.

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