Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 12, 2021 | Sundance | 163 Comments
The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to give the family of George Floyd $27 million in the largest settlement in the city’s history. The massive civil settlement comes on the heels of congress passing a massive city and state bailout bill under the auspices of COVID. [Statement from Ben Crump HERE]
It is not a stretch to see a situation where Minneapolis is paying out this $27 million settlement because they now have an influx of federal cash to support or replace it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, even as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial.
The Minneapolis City Council emerged from closed session to announce the record settlement, which includes $500,000 for the neighborhood where Floyd was arrested. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called a news conference for 1 p.m. that was to include family members.
Crump, in a prepared statement, said it was the largest pretrial civil rights settlement ever, and “sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end.” (read more)