NJ County to Pay $10M to Man Paralyzed from Police Encounter

A New Jersey county has agreed to pay $10 million to a man who was left paralyzed after an encounter with police eight years ago.

Xavier Ingram had sued Camden County, its police department and individual officers after the episode. A recent trial ended in March without a resolution when jurors couldn’t reach unanimous agreement on all counts.

Ingram, who is Black, is a quadriplegic and currently lives in a nursing home, and he testified in court from a hospital bed, said his attorney Beth Baldinger.

A settlement was reached last week before a new trial was to start. The settlement must still be approved by a federal judge.

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