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Judge overturns $38M verdict in lawsuit over Baltimore County police killing of Korryn Gaines

Judge overturns $38M verdict in lawsuit over Baltimore County police killing of Korryn Gaines

A Baltimore County judge has overturned the decision of a jury that awarded more than $38 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Randallstown woman who was shot and killed by county police in 2016.

Judge Mickey J. Norman dismissed the family’s claims against the county and the officer who fatally shot Gaines. The case drew attention from across the country, and the jury’s award was one of the largest ever against a Baltimore-area police force.

County officials declined to comment Friday. Norman’s decision came in response to post-trial motions filed by the county’s attorneys.

J. Wyndal Gordon, an attorney for Gaines’ family, said they...

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