Philadelphia to Pay $9.25 Million to Settle Suit by George Floyd Protesters

The New York Times, 03/20/23: “Philadelphia has agreed to pay $9.25 million to more than 300 people who said they were injured in the police response to racial justice protests that erupted after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, the city said on Monday.

The city announced the settlement with the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit who said they sustained “physical and emotional injuries” in the city’s response to civil unrest and demonstrations on May 31 and June 1, 2020, after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, city officials said.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit included residents of West Philadelphia and people who participated in demonstrations on Interstate 676 in which they called for police accountability.”

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