The City of Minneapolis reached a $ 27 million settlement with George FloydHis family after suing him for his death last year … and that comes only weeks before Derek Chauvintrial.
The Floyd family filed a wrongful death suit in July against City, Chauvin and the three other officers involved in the May 25 accident that resulted in George’s death. The city council unanimously approved the settlement on Friday.
As we were informed … the family lawsuit alleged the city and the former police officers Floyd’s rights were violatedIn particular, he calls the neck restraint techniques used during his arrest.
Floyd’s arrest video showing Chauvin Kneeling on his neck For 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
After the settlement was announced, sister George, Bridget Floyd“Our family suffered an irreparable loss on May 25 when a Minneapolis police officer killed George’s life meaninglessly. While we will not bring back our beloved George, we will continue to work tirelessly to make this world a better, safer, place for everyone,” he said.
“Going forward, my job as founder of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation will be a priority both in George’s birthplace in Fayetteville, North Carolina and across the country,” she added.
Chauvin will be the first of the officers involved to be tried for the accident. he is accused of Second-degree murder, third-degree murder, manslaughter, and jury selection are ongoing.