Live Stream: George Floyd family, attorney discuss civil lawsuit against Minneapolis, police officers
MINNEAPOLIS – Nearly a year after he was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, members of George Floyd’s family are discussing their civil lawsuit against the city and the four former police officers charged with his death. Members of the Floyd family and their attorney, Ben Crump, are holding a news briefing on Friday, March 12 to discuss the lawsuit. Just ahead of the family’s news conference, news broke that the city of Minneapolis agreed to agreed to pay $27 million to settle the civil lawsuit. More: Minneapolis to pay $27M to settle Floyd family lawsuitThe lawsuit conference comes as the trial of former police Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin -- who knelt on Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes during an arrest in May of 2020 -- is officially underway. AdJudge Peter Cahill seated two more jurors Wednesday to go with the three picked Tuesday for Chauvin’s trial on second-degree murder, manslaughter and -- as of Thursday -- third-degree murder charges.