Breaking news as the city of Minneapolis has reached a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd’s just weeks before the trial is scheduled to begin with the former police officer charged with murder in his death.
The settlement was approved by the City Council on Friday, the settlement includes a $500,000 contribution from Floyd’s family to the community at a location now widely known as George Floyd Square.
Floyd’s family had filed a federal lawsuit in July against the city and the four officers involved in the arrest that led to his death. The lawsuit sought compensation and special damages in an amount to be determined by a jury, and bordered on issues on police policies and training.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing the family and other his colleagues are scheduled to hold a news conference Friday afternoon.