BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County will pay the family of a man who died following an encounter with police and paramedics in 2016 a $1 million settlement.

The family of 21-year-old Tawon Boyd accused officers of using excessive force.

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A medical examiner ruled the death an accident caused by the synthetic drug “bath salts.”


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The family’s lawsuit said Boyd called 911 to report a break-in; however, his fiancee said he may have been delusional.

When police arrived, Boyd’s family said they beat him and medical workers gave him a drug called haldol to calm him down.

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That drug reportedly sent him into cardiac arrest.