UPDATED 2:45 PM PT – Friday, March 12, 2021
The city of Minneapolis reached a record $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family. On Friday, city council members unanimously approved the civil suit payout after a 40 minute private meeting.
This comes as jury selection continues in the criminal trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged with murder in Floyd’s death. George Floyd died in police custody in May of 2020.
BREAKING: City of Minneapolis announces record $27 Million settlement with the family of George Floyd while jury selection has not even finished in the trial of Derek Chauvin
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 12, 2021
According to the medical examiner, Floyd had a fatal level of fentanyl in his system at the time. His death sparked violent riots across the nation that amounted to billions in destruction.
In the meantime, in addition to the $27 million, Minneapolis is spending $36 million to secure the city during Chauvin’s trial.