Jul 14, 2015

City reaches $5.9 million settlement in chokehold death case

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death. Eric Garner's family in October filed a notice of claim, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, asking for $75 million. Garner, who was 43, was stopped last July 17 outside a...

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