Minneapolis will pay the family of George Floyd a sum of $27 million to settle a lawsuit over his death in police custody…

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Minneapolis City Council who pushed to disband police department approves $27M wrongful death settlement to George Floyd’s family while jury selection for Derek Chauvin’s murder trial is STILL going on

  • Minneapolis City Council on Friday agreed to pay $27million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family
  • Moments after the settlement vote, Council President Lisa Bender offered her condolences 
  • Bender previously sparked controversy by calling for the city police department to be abolished in the wake of George Floyd’s death
  • Family’s attorney Ben Crump said settlement ‘sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end’
  • Jury selection resumed on fourth day in murder trial of Derek Chauvin 
  • Ex-Minneapolis cop faces second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in George Floyd’s death 
  • Chauvin’s defense lawyer dismissed would-be juror after she said she had watched video of cop kneeling on Floyd and had negative opinion of him
  • ‘I could only watch part of the video, and from what I saw as a human, I, that did not give me a good impression,’ she said
  •  So far, six people have been seated — five men and one woman, including one juror who said he had ‘very negative’ view of Chauvin 
  • Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s lawyer, previously dismissed another prospective juror who said she ‘can’t unsee the video’ of Chauvin pinning Floyd

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and LAURA COLLINS, CHIEF INVESITGATIVE REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 04:48 GMT, 12 March 2021 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 12 March 2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9353869/6-chosen-Chauvin-trial-jury-far-murder-charge-added.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

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