The Firm Obtain's a Six Figure Settlement in a Wrongful Death Action

01/12/2016

Baltimore's spending panel is poised to approve a $145,000 settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after a 2012 fatal shooting by police.

The Board of Estimates will vote Wednesday on whether to pay relatives of George B. Wells III, who was shot and killed after an alleged domestic-violence incident in Reservoir Hill. The city has agreed to pay about $13 million since 2011 in settlements and court judgments for lawsuits alleging brutality and other police misconduct.

Police were called to the 2500 block of Brookfield Ave. about 11:15 a.m. on March 31, 2012, after Wells choked a woman at the house and threw her down, according to a description presented to the board. Wells ran out the back door, the description says.

The woman and her son provided police with a description of Wells and the clothes he was wearing. As Officer Jethro Estavien looked for the suspect, he saw a man partially matching the description stepping into the street near Druid Lake and pulled his car in front of the man to block his path.