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




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


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




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