Minneapolis to pay family of George Floyd $27 million

US City To Pay $27 Million Settlement To George Floyd's Family

US City To Pay $27 Million Settlement To George Floyd's Family

Although Frey promised on Friday that the city would be "unrelenting" in reforming its police department, it was not clear if the city was admitting wrongdoing as part of the settlement, and city officials did not immediately respond to queries.

"It's going to be a long journey to justice".

Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died.

The city agreed to pay $27 million (€22.6 million) to settle the civil lawsuit. And that will make decisions happen.

Floyd's brother Rodney said the agreement is "a necessary step for all of us to begin to get some closure".

Judge Cahill started the jury selection even though it had remained unclear until Thursday whether Chauvin would also face a third-degree murder charge.

It alleged the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him, and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force.

The family filed suit in July against the city and the four former police officers involved in Floyd's killing.

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The settlement will likely ensure that George Floyd's young daughter, Gianna Floyd, "is taken care of for the rest of her life", NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement. Asked about the property damage during the unrest, she said, "I felt that was what needed to happen to bring this to the world's attention".

"Justice doesn't really wait", he said. "It happens when it happens and it happened today". Four of the jurors identify as white, one as multiracial, one as Hispanic and one as Black, according Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the case. They are scheduled for trial this summer, and possible third degree charges in that case would be addressed at a later time, the judge said. "There has already been a ton of pretrial publicity - some of it bad for the prosecution, some of it bad for the defence". Twelve jurors and two alternates will hear the case.

Crump and others at the news conference called for any protests during Chauvin's trial to be peaceful.

Meanwhile, another potential juror was dismissed Friday after she acknowledged having a negative view of the defendant. Video showing Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes sparked protests in and beyond the city. She said she did not watch the bystander video in its entirety because "I just couldn't watch it anymore".

Jury selection resumed later on Thursday, and a sixth juror was seated: a man who said he was addicted to true-crime podcasts.

When jury selection resumes Friday for a fourth day, the panel seated so far will include five men and one woman.

The other three former officers - J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao - are scheduled to go on trial on August 23.

Lawyers for Chauvin had successfully argued past year that Cahill should dismiss third-degree murder on the basis that the statute requires the "death-causing act" not be directed at a single individual.

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