Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody. The settlement was announced Friday as jury selection continued in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a white former officer charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called it “just one step on the journey to justice.” Crump also brushed off questions about whether the timing might affect Chauvin’s trial. Floyd was declared dead May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes.
By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI