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Judge Overturns $37 Million Awarded To Family In Death Of Korryn Gaines

Attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines say they will likely appeal after a judge ruled the family should not receive the award of $37 million awarded to them by a jury last year.

Gaines died in an officer-involved shooting in Randallstown in 2016.

A jury found a gunshot fired by Ofc. Royce Ruby that killed Gaines and injured her then 5-year-old son, Kodi Gaines, was not reasonable.

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey Norman dismissed the family’s claim, writing in an opinion that Ruby was entitled to qualified immunity.

That protects law enforcement and government officials from civil liability in the course of their duties.

Ken Ravenell, the attorney for Kodi, said: “The judge’s opinion is factually wrong and legally flawed in many respects. Justice was not done today. We will appeal on behalf of young Kodi Gaines. We will have more to say in the near future.”

J. Wyndal Gordon, the attorney for Korryn Gaines’ family, said: “Nobody told us the road would be easy. I don’t believe God brought us this far to leave us. This case is by no means over.”

A link to the judge’s opinion can be found here.

 

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4 comments

Ron Mack February 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In other words, we still live in the time of Emmett Till, where you can just kill black people and still get away with it. Don’t know about you, but I’m sick of this SHIT

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Shaneca René February 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Preach because everything you just said is FACTS 😩

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BLACK POWER March 24, 2019 at 11:43 am

We got to fight back it may cause slot of blood shed but our blood is the only blood getting spilled.. All these racist cops and judges and DAs need to dealt with and stripped out of power.. we are the most dominant being so they want to control of with fear and chaos.. WE GOT TO STAND TOGETHER OR WE WILL CONTINUE TO FALL..

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