George Floyd’s family will be the recipient of 27 million dollars that will be paid out in settlement by the Minneapolis City council, for the case of wrongful death.
46-year-old Floyd was killed last year, by an officer whose name is Derek Chauvin, who is currently on trial for murder.
The amount is the largest to be paid out for a case of that kind and according to Ben Crump, the family of the victim is good with the payment which was decided upon on Friday after a unanimous vote and he refers to it as “vindication” to George, his family and those who stood up against the police Misconduct especially the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, has also mentioned that there will be policy changes to help to achieve “Racial Justice”, and so far he has also given his support to the family of George Floyd.
The victim’s family spoke on the matter with his brother Philonise Floyd stating that if he could give the money back to get his brother, he would.
Floyd’s nephew William on the other hand recognized the new development as a healing situation, that he wishes will also affect policing positively.
Members of the Minneapolis City Council has also given their condolences to the family of the deceased after the votes were counted, letting them know that the trauma experienced cannot be quelled however, they made it clear that the unfortunate tragedy has pushed the city council to work more closely with the people.
For Derek Chauvin, the officer who suffocated George Floyd, by pressing his knee against his neck is now being charged for second-degree manslaughter and second and third-degree murder.
With the family of the deceased now being paid off as well, many are saying that the case will not go as well for Chauvin.
Three other officers by the names of
Thomas K. Lane, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are also set to be tried in August, for their involvement in the death of George Floyd.