Marchers block the Pratt Street after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore says it has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.
Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray’s death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.
The death of the 25-year-old Gray sparked protests, rioting and unrest that shook Baltimore for days.
The settlement still needs the approval of a board that oversees city spending. They meet Wednesday.