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A jury awarded a police shooting victim's family $37 million. But a judge just overturned it.


TOWSON, Md. (CIRCA via WBFF) - A Baltimore County judge has overturned the $37 million-plus settlement to shooting victim's Korryn Gaines' family.

The family's lawyer, J. Wyndal Gordon, told Circa partner WBFF that the "family is disappointed but not deterred."

He said they are going to appeal.

Baltimore County spokesperson T.J. Smith said: "The court granted the Baltimore County officer qualified immunity and dismissed the civil case in reference to the death of Korryn Gaines. We will not have any further comment at this time."

Qualified immunity shields law enforcement and government officials from civil liability when carrying out their duties.

It had already been expected that the family would not see that money for many years.

Korryn Gaines, a 23-year-old mother, was shot and killed in her Randallstown home in 2016 after a six-hour standoff with police. Her then-5-year-old son was shot twice but survived.

Judge Mickey J. Norman presided over the civil case a year ago. The jury found that the first shot by police was unreasonable, therefore violating the civil rights of Gaines and her son.

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