Home Politics GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY AWARDED $ 27 MILLION PAYOUT.

GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY AWARDED $ 27 MILLION PAYOUT.

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GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY AWARDED $ 27 MILLION PAYOUT.

The Minneapolis City Council approved last month a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd over the Black man’s death in police custody last year. A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Minneapolis City Council by Floyd’s family was settled for the eight figure sum after unanimous agreement by the city’s councilors. 

Announcing the payout, a spokesman for Floyd’s family said $500,000 would be set aside to help improve the late security guard’s old community. The lawsuit was filed last July, and accused Minneapolis Police Department of using ‘unjustified, excessive and illegal’ force while arresting Floyd shortly before his death. Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, is standing trial on murder and manslaughter counts. Three other ex-officers involved in the fatal arrest are charged with aiding and abetting and will be tried jointly in August.

Author: Seyi Awoleye

Los-Angeles, CA, USA

seyiawoleye@yahoo.com