Two years after Korryn Gaines was killed by a Baltimore County police officer, her family has been awarded more than $37 million.
Police say Korryn Gaines, 23, raised a shotgun into the firing position during what had turned into a six-hour standoff, and that Officer Royce Ruby’s actions were therefore justified. Ruby fired a bullet that killed Gaines and wounded her son, Kodi, who was 5 at the time.
A Baltimore County jury in the civil case brought on by Gaines’ family, ruled on Friday that the officer’s actions were improper.
Kodi was awarded $32 million in Friday’s judgment, according to WBAL. Gaines’ daughter, Karsyn Courtney, was awarded $4.5 million. Her father and mother each received $300,000, and the Gaines estate was awarded an additional $300,000