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Garner family says settlement isn’t a victory

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Garner family says settlement isn’t a victory

NEW YORK (AP) – The relatives of an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a white police officer’s chokehold say they don’t see a $5.9 million settlement with New York City as a victory. Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, said Tuesday that “the victory will come when we get justice.” The […]

Garner family says settlement isn’t a victory

NEW YORK (AP) – The relatives of an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a white police officer’s chokehold say they don’t see a $5.9 million settlement with New York City as a victory.

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, said Tuesday that “the victory will come when we get justice.”

The family is pressing for federal civil rights charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo after a state grand jury declined to indict him. Federal authorities are investigating.

One of Garner’s children, Emerald Snipes, says, “Justice is when somebody is held accountable for what they do.”

The settlement was announced Monday, almost a year after the 43-year-old Garner’s death.

Garner was heard gasping “I can’t breathe!” 11 times on a bystander’s video of the encounter.

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