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Minneapolis to pay George Floyd's family $27M
2021-03-12

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The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd—the Black man whose death at the hands of police last May sparked a wave of protests around the world.

NPR reported that the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on March 12 to approve the settlement.

"The past year has dramatically shifted our city's trajectory, and today marks another milestone in shaping a more just future for Minneapolis," Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted. "Our settlement with George Floyd's family reflects a shared commitment to advancing racial justice and a sustained push for progress."

The family filed suit last July against the city and the four former police officers involved in Floyd's killing.

Currently, jury selection in the trial of Derek Chauvin—the former police officer charged with murder in Floyd's death—is taking place.


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