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Family of Black Man Shot Dead by Police While Handcuffed in Car Reaches $20 Million Settlement

HeadlineSep 29, 2020

In Maryland, the family of a Black man killed in January by police while handcuffed in a police car reached a $20 million settlement Monday. The settlement is believed to be one of the largest ever for a police killing. Forty-three-year-old William Green was shot six times. Police said there was a struggle, but investigators found no evidence to substantiate the claim. Michael Owen Jr., the Black police officer who shot Green, has been charged with second-degree murder. Green’s daughter said at a Monday news conference some of the money would go toward combating police brutality. Green’s cousin said of the settlement, “This doesn’t bring justice. This doesn’t bring peace.”

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