George Floyd's family lawyer, Benjamin Crump, confirms that his family intends to file a civil lawsuit against "everyone" involved in the 46-year-old's death.
During an interview with CNN, Crump said that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and the three other officers who surrounded him on May 25 when Floyd died in police custody are named in the lawsuit.
Crump shared the news while answering a question about Chauvin's potential pension benefits – reportedly worth up to $ 1 million despite being charged with murder – and said the lawsuit was accountable.
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"The family intends to hold Derek Chauvin fully responsible, in both criminal and civil matters, for the unlawful death of George Floyd," said Crump. "When you consider that he may still be entitled to this pension. Well, Victor suggests that the system is completely wrong."
It is currently unclear how much money Crump and the Floyd family are looking for in their lawsuit.
George Floyd was killed on May 25 by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Since then, four former officials have been arrested and charged with participating in the death of the 46-year-old, including Chauvin, who was originally charged with third-degree and second-degree murder.
On Wednesday (June 3) Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison raised Chauvin's charges of murdering Floyd to second degree murder, as well as the three other officials involved, J Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane, for aiding and abetting aid Charged with murder. The three officers have been released and have been under investigation since the day after Floyd's death. If convicted, they could face up to four decades in prison.