The city of Baltimore says it has reached a 6.4 million US dollar wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.
Mr Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody.
Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Mr Gray’s death.
Mr Gray, who was black, was critically injured on April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.
The death of the 25-year-old sparked protests, rioting and unrest that shook Baltimore for days.
The settlement still needs the approval of a board that oversees city spending. They meet on Wednesday.