George Floyd's family received a $27Million settlement from the City of Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit with George Floyd's family on Friday. The settlement also includes a $500,000 donation to the community around George Floyd Square.
On 25th may 2020 George Floyd was accused by a convenience store clerk of CUP FOOD for trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes. A bystander video recorded a police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd's neck for about nine minutes. The video brought worldwide attention to Floyd's death and prompted global racial justice protests and started the moment of BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Council President Lisa Bender said "I hope that today will center the voices of the family and anything that they would like to share, But I do want to, on behalf of the entire City Council, offer my deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and all of our community who are mourning his loss."
Bridgett Floyd, one of George Floyd's sisters attended jury selection in Chauvin's trial this week on Friday and said "Our family suffered an irreplaceable loss May 25 when George's life was senselessly taken by a Minneapolis police officer," she also mentioned. "While we will never get our beloved George back, we will continue to work tirelessly to make this world a better, and safer, place for all."
George Floyd's settlement is among the largest in a case of police misconduct.
Chauvin, the first of the four officers is set to stand trial in George Floyd's death, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, as well as third-degree murder. The three other officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.