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NYC Reaches Agreement in Fatal Police Chokehold Case

New York City says it will pay $5.9 million to the family of Eric Garner, a black man whose death at the hands of a white police officer last year sparked protests over abusive treatment of African Americans by law enforcement. The settlement was announced Wednesday by Scott Stringer, New York City's comptroller, or chief financial officer. Garner's family last October had filed a claim, the first step before filing a formal lawsuit, seeking $75 million in damages from the...

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