Last year, Eric Garner's family began to file a $75 million suit against New York City. On Monday, the city agreed to pay $5.9 million to bring the dispute to a close.
Garner's family brought the case in October, about two months before a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 43-year-old's death.
This settlement is one of the largest issued by city comptroller Scott Stringer involving a citizen death in connection to the NYPD.
The New York Times reports, "Mr. Stringer has said the aim is to save taxpayers the expense of a drawn-out trial and to give those bringing the suits and their families a measure of closure."
With support from the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Garner's family has planned a rally outside the U.S. attorney general's office Saturday — calling for a federal case to be brought against the officers linked to Garner's death.
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