According to a report from NBC News, the family of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, will be given a $27 million settlement in the wake of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin.


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Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes until he died, is now facing third-degree murder charges and second-degree manslaughter charges in lieu of his trial, which is slated for March 29.

The settlement includes a $500K donation to build a Memoriam at the corner of 38th and Chicago Avenue, which is now known as George Floyd Square.

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Benjamin Crump, who represents the Floyd family, stated, “The city needs to exhibit responsible leadership in the face of the horrific tragedy that really was a watershed moment for America.” 

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