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Saturday 3 December 2016

City pays $5m in chokehold case

The family of the late Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold, reached a $5.9m (€5.3m) settlement with New York City, days before the anniversary of his death.

At the time, it sparked demos and a debate about relations between US police and minority communities.

Mr Garner (43) was stopped because police believed he was selling untaxed cigarettes. A video shows him telling the officers to leave him alone and refusing to be handcuffed.

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