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Two officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death receive large payouts for time off work while awaiting trial

By Mason White 5:49 PM August 28, 2016
Sgt Alicia White (left), and Officer William G. Porter 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Two police officers will receive large payouts after they were banned from working while awaiting trial over the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray’s mother blames the police officers for her son’s death and she accused them of lying.

However, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter of Maryland, were cleared of all criminal charges.

The two Baltimore police officers, who were ordered to stop working when the 25-year-old man’s neck was broken while they transported him in a police van, will now receive back pay.

Sgt. Alicia White will receive $96,855 and Officer William Porter will get $70,523.

The two officers were suspended without pay after being charged with felony manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray, sparking the beginning of the Black Lives Matters movement.

Gray’s family received a $6.4 million settlement after his death in police custody.