A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.
Our media partners at KATC-TV3 are reporting that the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota is paying the family of George Floyd $27 Million in settlements relating to the wrongful death lawsuit. Floyd died while in police custody in May of 2020, with video evidence showing a police officer kneeling on the man's neck.
Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.
Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.