The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27m (£19m) settlement with the family of George Floyd, the unarmed US black man whose death last May sparked protests worldwide.
Mr Floyd’s death after being trapped under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on camera.
Lawyers for the family said the footage created “undeniable demand for justice and change”.
Jury selection for Mr Chauvin’s murder trial is currently under way.
Six out of 12 jurors have been selected for hearings beginning on 29 March.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the pre-trial settlement, the largest ever awarded in the state of Minnesota.
“That the largest pre-trial settlement in a wrongful death case ever would be for the life of a black man sends a powerful message that black lives do matter and police brutality against people of colour must end,” said Floyd family attorney Ben Crump.