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Minneapolis to fork over $27M to George Floyd’s family, city reached record breaking settlement in civil case amid Chauvin jury selection

TOPSHOT - Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:45 PM PT – Friday, March 12, 2021

The city of Minneapolis reached a record $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family. On Friday, city council members unanimously approved the civil suit payout after a 40 minute private meeting.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 03: Graffiti artist Akse spray paints a mural of George Floyd in Manchester's northern quarter on June 03, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the United States, as well as demonstrations of solidarity in many countries around the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Graffiti artist Akse spray paints a mural of George Floyd in Manchester’s northern quarter on June 03, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

 

This comes as jury selection continues in the criminal trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged with murder in Floyd’s death. George Floyd died in police custody in May of 2020.

According to the medical examiner, Floyd had a fatal level of fentanyl in his system at the time. His death sparked violent riots across the nation that amounted to billions in destruction.

TOPSHOT - Protesters gather in a call for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes, at Hennepin County Government Plaza, on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Concern and anger over George Floyd's death spread around the country. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the video footage showed there was no excuse for his death."We saw a murder take place before our very eyes. And so the fact that the officers were fired, that's one thing, but there has to be some justice in all of this," she said. (Photo by kerem yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

 

In the meantime, in addition to the $27 million, Minneapolis is spending $36 million to secure the city during Chauvin’s trial.

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