Men Charged With Killing George Floyd Face Judge In Court

The four officers charged in George Floyd's murder went before a judge in court for a pretrial hearing.

No cameras are allowed inside the courtroom.

Derek Chauvin was charged with 2nd-degree murder, 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter.

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas K. Lane are charged with two counts each & one for aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder and one for aiding and abetting 2nd-degree manslaughter.

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The city of Minneapolis has settled with the family of George Floyd for $27 million.

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump called it the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in U.S. history.”

“George Floyd’s horrific death, witnessed by millions of people around the world, unleashed a deep longing and undeniable demand for justice and change,” Crump said in the statement. “That the largest pre-trial settlement in a wrongful death case ever would be for the life of a Black man sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end.”

The lawsuit accused the city of violating Floyd’s constitutional rights under the Fourth and 14th Amendments.

The settlement comes as Derek Chauvin is set to stand trial on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Floyd’s death.

The family waits for justice in the criminal courts.

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