Garner Estate to Receive $5.9 Million Settlement

NYC official: City settles with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million

Almost one year to the day after he died at the hands of New York City police officers — an episode that fueled months of racially underscored anti-police protests across the nation — the family of Eric Garner accepted a pretrial settlement from the city Monday. Garner’s estate, which filed a claim against the city in October 2014 for damages related to his death, will be paid $5.9 million, according to a city official.

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