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Gray Family Attorney Calls Settlement ‘Fair And Reasonable’

The attorney for Freddie Gray’s family calls the six-point-four million-dollar settlement reached with the city of Baltimore “fair and reasonable.”  Gray died in April of a spinal cord injury while in police custody.  Family attorney Billy Murphy said the settlement was announced yesterday with hopes it “might have a calming effect on the city.”  Gray’s death on April 19th sparked days of rioting and looting in Baltimore.  A judge could decide tomorrow whether or not to move the trials of the six police officers charged in Gray’s death. 

 Victim In One PG Murder Identified

As they search for suspects in two overnight murders, Prince George’s County police are identifying one of the victims.  They say 25-year-old George Sallis of Capitol Heights was killed in a triple shooting in what is not believed to be a random act early this morning in the 68-hundred block of Jade Court.  A few hours later, another victim was found dead near the intersection of Annapolis Road and Cooper Lane in Hyattsville.  In the Capitol Heights incident, Sallis’ body was found inside a car and two other people wounded by gunshots were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

DC Man Indicted In Deadly PG Crash

A DC man is under indictment in connection with a deadly crash in Oxon Hill.  Kenneth Kelley faces five counts of negligent manslaughter and DUI in last October’s accident on Livingston Road in Oxon Hill.  Three women and two children died when Kelley’s speeding car rear-ended their car, forcing it into a utility pole.  Prosecutors say Kelley’s car was going 70-miles-per-hour at the time and that Kelley’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice Maryland’s legal limit.

McAuliffe Criticizes Clinton On Emails

Longtime Clinton family supporter Terry McAuliffe says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was wrong to use a private email account for government activity while she was Secretary of State.  During an interview following a speech at the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Summit, the Virginia governor said he’s glad Clinton has admitted the mistake.  He says Clinton should have had two separate systems, as most people do.  However, McAuliffe says he finds “nothing nefarious” in Clinton’s decision.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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