George Floyd Colony Largest Police Murder Yet | News from the United States and Canada
There have been six major financial deals following the murders of blacks by the police since 2015.
The city of Minneapolis’ $ 27 million settlement on Friday for the police assassination of George floyd is the biggest won by the family of unarmed blacks killed by police since 2015.
Floyd’s death sparked global outrage and nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in the United States which at times turned into violent clashes with police.
Here is a list of financial regulations in such cases to date:
A 46-year-old man allegedly accused of using a fake $ 20 bill, Floyd died on May 25, 2020, while handcuffed after a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer knelt at his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Settlement: A wrongful death lawsuit against Minneapolis resulted in a $ 27 million payment offer by Minneapolis City Council on Friday. The family demands further reforms from the police department.
A 26-year-old emergency technician, Taylor was killed on March 13, 2020 by police in Louisville, Kentucky, who broke into her home with a ram during a raid on the wrong house. Taylor’s boyfriend fired his gun at the intruders who retaliated, killing Taylor.
Settlement: Louisville paid $ 12 million to Taylor’s mom and agreed to police department reforms to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.
Scott, who was unarmed, was shot in the back as he fled on foot from a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.
Settlement: his family reached a $ 6.5 million settlement with the city of North Charleston.
Black, Gray died of injuries he sustained while wearing handcuffs and leg shackles after being thrown into the back of a Baltimore police van in 2015.
Settlement: his family received $ 6.4 million from the city of Baltimore.
A motorist, Castile was shot and kill during a 2016 traffic stop in a suburb of St Paul, Minnesota, after telling police he had a gun in the vehicle. His girlfriend, sitting in the front seat of the car, broadcast the aftermath of the shooting live.
Settlement: the Castile family received $ 3 million. His girlfriend received $ 800,000 in another settlement.
Clark was killed by Sacramento, Calif., Police in 2018 after chasing him through his grandmother’s yard. He was not armed. Hundreds protested his murder.
Settlement: A judge awarded Clark’s two children $ 2.4 million.