Minneapolis to pay $27M to settle Floyd family lawsuit

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STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI Associated Press
Updated: March 12, 2021 01:19 PM
Created: March 12, 2021 01:17 PM

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 planned a lawsuit later in the day. 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.

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