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Minneapolis has announced they will pay a $27 million settlement to George Floyd’s family in the civil lawsuit filed against them for George Floyd’s death. Complex states that the settlement includes $500,000 for the neighborhood in which Floyd’s fatal arrest took place.

George Floyd’s attorney Ben Crump made a statement about the settlement. He said, “George Floyd’s horrific death, witnessed by millions of people around the world, unleashed a deep longing and undeniable demand for justice and change.” He adds that the settlement “sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end.”

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Fray also released a statement on Twitter. He wrote, “The past year has dramatically shifted our city’s trajectory, and today marks another milestone in shaping a more just future for Minneapolis. Our settlement with George Floyd’s family reflects a shared commitment to advancing racial justice and a sustained push for progress.”

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial is set to begin on March 29. If convicted, he can face 25 to 40 years in prison.

GALLERY: George Floyd Memorial Service Photos