George Floyd: Minneapolis City Council Approves $27 Million Settlement

The Minneapolis City Council has unanimously voted to approve a $27 million settlement to George Floyd's estate.
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The Minneapolis City Council has unanimously voted to approve a $27 million settlement to George Floyd's estate.

"George Floyd's horrific death, witnessed by millions of people around the world, unleashed a deep longing and undeniable demand for justice and change," Ben Crump, an attorney for Floyd's family, said in a statement. "That the largest pre-trial settlement in a wrongful death case ever would be for the life of a Black man sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end."

The news comes as jury selection is underway for the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, in May 2020 by kneeling on his neck for eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

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