Washington: The city of Minneapolis on Friday reached a $27m settlement with the family of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died at the hands of police last May, when they were arresting him.
George Floyd died after he was pinned down by former officer Derek Chauvin under his knee and he did not pay heed to Floyd’s pleas that he was unable to breath. The entire incident was captured on camera which sparked worldwide protests.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the pre-trial $27m settlement, BBC reported.
Currently the city of Minneapolis is undertaking the process of jury selection for Mr Chauvin’s murder trial.
So far six out of 12 jurors have been selected for hearings which are scheduled to begin on March 29.