Minneapolis reaches $27m settlement with Floyd family | Dailytrust

Minneapolis reaches $27m settlement with Floyd family

Fifteen jurors heard the evidence and testimonies of witnesses over the death of Floyd, while 12 deliberated on the presentations for three weeks.

The family of George Floyd, the Black man who died while being arrested by a white police officer in Minneapolis, has reached a $27 million settlement with the Minnesota city, lawyers for the family announced Friday.

The settlement is the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in US history,” the family lawyers said in a statement.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is currently on trial facing murder and manslaughter charges in connection with Floyd’s May 25 death. Three other officers also face charges.(AFP)