Floyd’s family sues Minneapolis and 4 ex-police officers involved in his death

Floyd’s family sues Minneapolis and 4 ex-police officers involved in his death

George Floyd’s family members sued Wednesday the city of Minneapolis and the 4 officers involved in his fatal arrest. The suit, filed in district court Minnesota, seeks unspecified compensation for Floyd’s family and alleges the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force.

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Compensation has to go beyond 'thoughts and prayers' and promises of police reform that take us nowhere but to the next police killing. The attempt is to set a precedent to make it financially prohibitive for police to wrongfully kill marginalized people, according to the lawyer representing the family. And yes, if they get some financial compensation, that is the least a family can receive after having seen a family member killed by police officers.

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