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Family of Teen Killed by Maryland Police Reaches Partial $5 Million Settlement

HeadlineAug 09, 2022

In Maryland, the family of Anton Black has reached a $5 million deal to partially settle their wrongful death lawsuit. Black was a 19-year-old African American who died in 2018 after he was pinned down by three white police officers, shackled by the legs and electrocuted with a Taser. A physician at Johns Hopkins concluded Anton Black died of asphyxiation. His family sued, saying officers used excessive force and later tried to cover up the killing with false claims that Black was on drugs and showed “superhuman” strength. As part of the settlement, three coastal towns in Maryland have agreed to change their policies on police use of force and will adopt new methods of training officers.

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