In a unanimous decision, the Minneapolis City Council agreed to pay $27 million to George Floyd’s family.

The settlement agreement comes just before the trial against police officer Derek Chauvin slated to begin. George Floyd was killed after police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Floyd’s killing prompted several months of international protests against racial injustice.

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