George Floyd's family and Minneapolis municipality reach court settlement
The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will pay $27 million in a legal settlement with the family of African American George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in detention last year.
It is reported by NBC.
On March 12, Minneapolis City Council held a private meeting that unanimously approved a settlement with the family of 46-year-old Floyd, which also includes a $500,000 donation from the Floyd family to the community.
The decision came after the start of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed Floyd last May. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and third-degree murder. He himself does not admit his guilt.
The agreement will be officially announced at a joint press conference of attorneys representing Floyd's family members, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and City Council members.
Recall that the death of George Floyd provoked one of the most massive protests in modern US history.