Minneapolis Approves $150K Settlement for Witness in George Floyd Murder Case 💰👨‍💼

Minneapolis Approves $150K Settlement for Witness in George Floyd Murder Case
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Don­ald Williams, a wit­ness to George Floy­d’s mur­der who tes­ti­fied against for­mer Offi­cer Derek Chau­vin, has been award­ed a $150,000 set­tle­ment by the Min­neapo­lis City Council.

Williams, a mixed mar­tial arts fight­er, filed a law­suit against the city last spring, claim­ing he suf­fered post-trau­mat­ic stress dis­or­der due to police treat­ment dur­ing the incident.

Video footage played at Chau­vin’s tri­al showed Williams plead­ing with the offi­cer to remove his knee from Floy­d’s neck. 

He also alleged that Chau­vin bran­dished a chem­i­cal spray can­is­ter at him and oth­er bystanders, while for­mer Offi­cer Tou Thao placed a hand on his chest.

The set­tle­ment acknowl­edges the emo­tion­al dis­tress Williams expe­ri­enced as a result of his involve­ment in the trag­ic event. 

Although the finan­cial com­pen­sa­tion can­not erase the trau­ma he endured, it serves as a reminder of the last­ing impact that instances of police bru­tal­i­ty can have on the lives of wit­ness­es and the broad­er community.

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