Minneapolis, United States: The City Council of Minneapolis, US, on Friday signed a settlement of US $ 27 million (US $ 196 crore) with the family of George Floyd over his death over police custody. After his brutal death, the whole world has witnessed barbaric demonstrations.
To embark on, the lawyer of Black Floyd’s family, Ben Crump, called a press conference on Friday at around one o’clock. Ben Crump gave full information about the agreement with the City Council. The City Council of Minneapolis will give about the US $ 27 million (US $ 196 crore) to the family of George Floyd as a compensation.
Significantly, on May 25, 2020, a former police officer Derek Chauvin held the neck of George Floyd neck below his knees for about 9 minutes, after which he died. This matter had become a big dispute in the country before the US presidential election.
After the death of George Floyd, violent protests erupted in Minneapolis and throughout the United States, and voices were raised against racial discrimination nationwide.
Additionally, the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil rights violation lawsuit in July 2020 against the Minneapolis administration and accused former police officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers of George Floyd’s death.
According to the accusation of the family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis administration allowed excessive use of force by its police officials and a culture of racism to encourage.
The brutal death of George Floyd was an eye-opening incident for the United States of America, where racism is common practice. Justice to George Floyd is still incompleted as eradication of racism will take more longer in the generations.
George Floyd was not the only one who suffered the pain of racism, but there were several who faced the consequences of being black. Humanity is searching for its place to live in as humans are busy murdering humanity.