Minneapolis City Council approves $9 million more in Derek Chauvin brutality settlements


April 14, 2023

Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

John Pope, right , with his attorney Bob Bennett of Robins Kaplan Law Firm. Pope now 20, was just 14 years old when former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on his neck during an arrest in 2017. Pope was awarded $7.5 million in a brutality settlement from the city of Minneapolis Thursday April 13,2023 in Minneapolis, Minn.] JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.come

The Minneapolis City Council approved on Thursday police brutality settlements of $7.5 million and $1.375 million for a teenager and a woman pinned by Derek Chauvin three years before the former officer murdered George Floyd.

The council spent just over two hours in a closed session to discuss the proposed settlements before voting publicly 11-0 in favor of them.

John Pope, 20, and Zoya Code, 40, filed their claims in June 2022 seeking unspecified damages for separate encounters with Chauvin. He has pleaded guilty to violating their civil rights.



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