Floyd Family to Announce Civil Lawsuit Against Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Attorneys for George Floyd's family are set to announce a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death.
Attorney Ben Crump planned a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit.
Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Three other officers at the scene _ Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Kueng _ are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.