After Police Brutality Protests, Eric Garner’s Family Accepts $6 Mil Settlement

Nearly a year after the death of New York resident Eric Garner at the hands of law enforcement, reports claim his family has agreed to a near $6 million settlement.

According to reports, the Garner family will receive $5.9 million from New York.

New York City officials Monday announced a $5.9 million settlement with the family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man whose death while being restrained during an NYPD arrest set off waves of national protest over police brutality in the treatment of unarmed black men. City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced last evening that his office reached the agreement between the 43-year-old man’s family and the NYPD after it filed a notice of claim over Garner’s death nearly a year ago. (Newsday)