Lawyers for the family of George Floyd have announced they have filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis for Floyd’s death. ‘This complaint shows what we have said all along, that Mr Floyd died because the weight of the entire Minneapolis police department was on his neck,’ said Ben Crump, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit.
George Floyd’s family sues Minneapolis over police killing
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George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.