Buying Silence

But there was one big condition: If she wanted to keep the money, Overbey couldn’t talk about how the cops had treated her. This condition, called a nondisparagement clause, is included in around 95 percent of Baltimore city’s police-misconduct settlements.

“The city does it to keep people who have beaten up by the police silent,” said Ben Jealous, former president of the NAACP.

Via Baltimore Buys Victims’ Silence With Settlements For Police Misconduct @ Huffington Post.

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