‘The only good thing about this I see is that I’m still living’: Baltimore approves more than $10 million in GTTF settlements

Umar Burley was in no celebratory mood Wednesday as Baltimore officials formally approved a historic settlement over police officers planting drugs on him in 2010. Since his release from prison in 2017 after federal prosecutors cleared his name, Burley said he’s struggled with post-traumatic stress, has been unable to work and struggled to obtain benefits. He wishes the city had done anything to help him in the period while his case was winding through the courts, such as hiring him to clean city buildings. (Balt Sun)

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