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Baltimore Board Approves $95K Payment Over Scuffle

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s spending panel has approved a $95,000 payment to a 90-year-old woman who claimed her shoulder was separated during a scuffle with police.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the City Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved the payment after a deal was worked out between city lawyers and Venus Green. She says she was injured in July 2009 by officers in her West Baltimore home.

According to documents filed with the board, three officers entered Green’s home against her objections while investigating a shooting on Green’s street. The documents say that while the officers were inside, Green allegedly locked one of them in the basement before she and another officer got into a scuffle and was handcuffed.

Green, who was not charged, initially sought $6 million in damages.

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