George Floyd family to file civil lawsuit against Minneapolis and police officers involved in his death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Attorneys for George Floyd’s family are set to announce a civil lawsuit today against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death.

Attorney Ben Crump holds a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit.

Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Three other officers at the scene – Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Kueng – are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.