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Two jurors dismissed in Floyd murder trial after news of $27 million settlement

A pedestrian walks past community murals painted on the side of what was the Lake Street Kmart, which was destroyed in the wake of George Floyd’s death, as jury selection continues in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on murder charges in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., March 12, 2021. Picture taken March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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(Reuters) - Two members of the partially seated jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer facing murder charges over his arrest of George Floyd, were dismissed on Wednesday after they said news of a $27 million settlement with Floyd's family meant they could no longer be impartial.

Mayor Jacob Frey joined some of Floyd's relatives at a news conference on Friday to announce the city would pay them $27 million to settle their federal wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, one of the largest settlements of its kind.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Alistair Bell)

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