The Minneapolis City Council approved a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd. The city council voted 13-0 to approve the settlement. The settlement directs $500,000 to benefit the George Floyd Memorial site at 38th and Chicago.
Officer Derek Chauvin
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, is standing trial on murder and manslaughter counts. Three other ex-officers involved in the fatal arrest are charged with aiding and abetting and will be tried jointly in August. The family lawsuit was filed against the city on July 15, alleging the four former officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him.
Mayor Jacob Frey said Floyd’s death caused a “century-in-the-making reckoning around racial justice that struck Minneapolis like a thunderbolt.” Frey said the settlement reflected a commitment to advance racial justice. He thanked Floyd’s family for partnering with the city in reform measures.
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