The City of Minneapolis has announced that it is set to pay a settlement worth $27m to the family of George Floyd just weeks before the trial is scheduled to begin for the former officer charged with his murder.
The statement announcing the settlement was unanimously approved by the City Council according to NBC News, adding that the matter to its agenda for a closed session.
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George Floyd’s family filed a federal lawsuit in July against the city and the four officers involved in the arrest that led to his death. The lawsuit took issue with neck restraints and police policies and training, among other things. It sought compensatory and special damages in an amount to be determined by a jury.
Benjamin Crump and other attorneys representing Floyd’s family members are scheduled to hold a news conference on the issue later today, the medium stated Friday.
Asked whether he would make an announcement about a settlement, Crump said, “all things are possible.”
“The city needs to exhibit responsible leadership in the face of the horrific tragedy that really was a watershed moment for America,” Crump said in an interview Friday.
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