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Maryland medical examiner’s office to implement changes as part of $235K settlement in Anton Black’s death

November 9, 2023

Maryland officials have approved a $235,000 settlement to resolve all claims in a lawsuit over how the state medical examiner’s office handled the autopsy of Anton Black — a 19-year-old whose death after being restrained by police on the Eastern Shore led to calls for police reforms and a new state law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland called it a “landmark settlement” that will also require the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to implement policies that will, for the first time, outline how medical examiners handle deaths in police custody and how transparent they are about the results.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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