Minneapolis to pay George Floyd's family $27m in police custody death lawsuit

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The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27m to settle a civil lawsuit with the family of George Floyd, even as jury selection was under way in the murder trial of the former police of the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, who killed him.

The city council unanimously approved the settlement on Friday. The council emerged from closed session to announce the move, which includes $500,000 for the neighborhood where Floyd was arrested.

The Floyd family attorney, Ben Crump, said in a prepared statement that it was the largest…

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