A special appeals court ruled in favor of the family of 23 year-old Korryn Gaines who was fatally shot by law enforcement in the case against Baltimore county police, see them awarded $38 million.
Previously a lower court threw out the decision after a grand jury initially awarded the family the settlement in 2018. But one year later, a judged reversed the decision, arguing that the officers should be protected of certain actions when “carrying out their duties”.
Korryn Gaines was killed back in 2016 by Baltimore county police while they were trying to serve her with a traffic violation warrant. The stand off lasted for hours which resulted in the officers shooting Gaines and injuring her 5 year old son.