MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the man’s death while in police custody.
The settlement was announced Friday as jury selection continued in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former officer charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
Floyd (pictured) died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes. Floyd’s family filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in July against the city.
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.
Chauvin and three other fired officers charged in his death.