Family settles for $5.9 million
Officials say the family of Garner accepts settlement for $5.9 million with New York City. NYC Comptroller Stringer:
Following a judicious review of the claim and facts of this case, my office was able to reach a settlement with the estate of Eric Garner that is in the best interests of all parties. We are all familiar with the events that lead to the death of Eric Garner and the extraordinary impact his passing has had on our City and our nation. It forced us to examine the state of race relations, and the relationship between our police force and the people they serve. [The settlement] acknowledges the tragic nature of Mr. Garner’s death while balancing my office’s fiscal responsibility to the City.
Stringer also says the settlement does not mean New York City accepts liability.