- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County will pay $1.5 million to the mother of a 17-year-old boy who died after a struggle with an off-duty police officer in 2012.

The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/1X4XV4S ) that the settlement is among the largest reached in the county in a case alleging police misconduct.

Officer James Laboard was acquitted of criminal charges in Christopher Brown’s death. Police say Laboard chased Brown after a group of teens threw rocks at Laboard’s home. Prosecutors said the officer put Brown in a chokehold and killed him. His death was ruled a homicide. Laboard’s attorneys said Brown’s death was accidental.

Records show a judge signed a settlement order in a federal lawsuit in April, but details weren’t disclosed. The newspaper obtained details after submitting an information request to the county.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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