News Now: New York City and the family of Eric Garner have reached a settlement.

July 14, 2015 – On Monday New York City and the family of Eric Garner reached a 5.9 million dollar settlement.  Garner’s murder by New York City police officers was caught on tape July 17 2014.  The video shows Garner

Eric Garner being wrestled

Eric Garner being wrestled

standing on a corner unarmed in Staten Island as officers accused him of selling cigarettes.  Garner was wrestled to the ground and placed in a choke hold, which is prohibited by NYPD.  The victim could be heard multiple times telling the officers he could not breath.  The Coroner’s office did rule Garner’s death a homicide.

 

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