New York City reaches $5.9 million settlement in chokehold death case


By Colleen Long, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old African-American died in police custody.

The case was one of several that sparked debate among Americans about police treatment of minorities.

The family filed a notice of claim in October, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, asking for $75 million. Garner was stopped on July 17 outside …read more

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