Survivors of black man killed by US police receive 20 million dollars


William Green, 43, was handcuffed behind his back in a police car in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on January 27 when he was hit by a bullet six times. He had been arrested for a traffic violation. Green died a day later.

Self defense

The man who shot him, the (also black) agent Michael Owen, said he acted in self-defense because Green would have wanted to get his weapon. Owen is fired and is charged with manslaughter.

Lawyer William Murphy spoke of a “historic” settlement. “Black lives matter,” he told the Washington Post.

One of the largest civil settlements

It is one of the largest civil settlements ever in the US for cases where the police have killed someone. Two weeks ago it was announced that the family of Breonna Taylor (26) will receive 12 million dollars from the city of Louisville, Kentucky. This black woman was shot dead by the police in a raid on her home.

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