John Urschel

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Up for Tyrone West's family and Marc Steiner, down for Trump, more

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Up for Tyrone West's family and Marc Steiner, down for Trump, more

⬆︎ The West Family

The family members of Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody in July 2013, have been tireless and dedicated fighters for police accountability and are in many ways the bedrock of Baltimore's uprising-fueled protest movement. Last week, the family settled a wrongful death lawsuit connecting West's death to police misconduct and excessive force with the city and state for a total of one million dollars. Presumably so that she can still speak out (these settlements often come with a non-disparagement clause), Tawanda Jones, West's sister, is not part of the settlement. This way, she can continue to be one of the city's most vocal—and...

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