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George Floyd’s Family Reaches $27 Million Wrongful Death Settlement with Minneapolis

HeadlineMar 15, 2021

The city of Minneapolis on Friday reached a record $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd. This is civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents Floyd’s family.

Benjamin Crump: “In this historic agreement, the largest pretrial settlement in a police civil rights wrongful death case in U.S. history makes a statement that George Floyd deserved better than what we witnessed on May 25th, 2020, that George Floyd’s life matters, and, by extension, Black lives matter. It sends a message that the unjust taking Black life will no longer be written off as trivial, unimportant or unworthy of consequences.”

This comes as the criminal trial for former officer Derek Chauvin, who killed Floyd by kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes, continues. Seven jurors have now been selected.

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