NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died from a chokehold while in police custody in July, will sue the city of New York as well as the NYPD for $75 million plus attorneys’ fees, according to a notice of claim filed Monday.
The notice of claim names the city, NYPD, Officer Daniel Pantaleo — the officer who put Garner in the apparent chokehold — and a number of other police officers as defendants.
The notice states claims including wrongful death, assault, battery and negligent training and supervision among the NYPD officers as well as violation of civil rights and wrongful imprisonment.
Representing the family is Sanford Rubenstein, who is currently under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party last week. Both Rubenstein and his accuser attended the star-studded event at the Four Seasons Hotel New York…
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