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Thousands march in Baltimore protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of local police, on June 1, 2020.  Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The estate of George Floyd, whose death sparked national protests over racism and police violence, on Wednesday sued the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers criminally charged with his killing, alleging civil rights violations and excessive force.

The lawsuit, filed in Minnesota federal court, claimed that the city’s police department ignored warning signs and had long trained its officers to use neck restraints as a form of authorized “non-deadly force” when carrying out arrests.

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Tom McParland

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