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Baltimore Man Awarded $500,000 Settlement For Police Misconduct

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— The office of attorney Dwight A. Petit confirms a half-million dollar settlement involving a Baltimore City police offer accused of kidnapping two Baltimore teens.

Detective Tyrone Francis was found guilty of misconduct in May 2011. He and another officer are accused of kidnapping two 15-year-olds in a police van in 2009 and dropping one off in East Baltimore and one in Howard County.

Michael Johnson was one of those teens. He alleges he was dropped off in Howard County without shoes.

In a settlement, Johnson was awarded $500,000.

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