Minneapolis City Council Approves $27 Million Settlement for George Floyd’s Family

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The Minneapolis City Council approved a $27 million settlement on Friday for the family of George Floyd, an African American resident killed during his arrest by city police officers.

The family’s attorney, Ben Crump, said it was the largest pre-trial settlement in history for a civil rights suit.

The settlement “sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end,” Crump told reporters in a statement.

“This agreement is a necessary step for all of us to begin to get some closure,”…

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