After almost a year of pain, suffering, and unanswered questions, New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner just days before the deadline to file suit in the death.
The city agreed to pay $5.9 million to the late father and husband, who died after Officer Daniel Pantaleo put in him in a fatal chokehold during an arrest in Staten Island last year.
The New York Times reports:
The agreement, reached days before the deadline to file suit in the death, appeared to be among the biggest reached so far as part of a strategy by the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, to settle major civil rights claims even before a lawsuit is filed. Mr. Stringer has said the aim is to save taxpayers the expense of a drawn-out trial and to give those bringing the suits and their families a measure of closure.
The family originally seeked $75 million after his widow, Esaw Garner, and mother, Gwen Carr, filed a notice of claim last year.
We are continuing to keep the loved ones of Eric Garner in our prayers.
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