Minneapolis to pay $27M to settle Floyd family lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody.
The settlement was announced Friday as jury selection continued in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a white former officer charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called it “just one step on the journey to justice.”
Floyd was declared dead May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes. Floyd’s family filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in July against the city, Chauvin and three other fired officers charged in his death.