Minneapolis to pay George Floyd’s family $27m in police custody death lawsuit

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City agrees to settle lawsuit with family weeks before trial begins for Derek Chauvin, former police officer charged with murder

The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27m to settle a civil lawsuit with the family of George Floyd, just weeks before the trial is scheduled to begin for the former police officer charged with his murder.

The city council unanimously approved the settlement on Friday. The council emerged from closed session Friday to announce the move, which includes $500,000 for the neighborhood where Floyd was arrested.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/12/minneapolis-pay-george-floyd-family-27m-police-lawsuit
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