Following the death of George Floyd, which multitude of people have termed “horrific” and witnessed by millions of people around the world, Minneapolis, a city where Floyd died has set to pay his family $27 million.
The lawyers of George Floyed’s family said on Friday that they have reached a $27 million settlement with Minneapolis, the city where Mr Floyd died.
The attorneys who described the death as “wrongful death,” also noted that the settlement was the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in US history ”
One of the lawyers of Floyd’s family, Ben Crump said “that the largest pre-trial settlement in a wrongful death case ever would be for the life of a black man sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of colour must end.”
TOS News gathered settlement was to resolve the lawsuits, filed in July, against Minneapolis police department and – Chauvin Derek, Tao Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Keung – the officers involved in Mr Floyd’s death.
Mr Chauvin, who was last May caught on camera pinning Mr Floyd’s neck to the ground while he gasped for breath and cried for help, is on trial for murder and manslaughter.
The three other police officers who were at the scene are also facing charges.