Family Of Eric Garner To Sue City, NYPD For $75M


CBS New York

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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2 thoughts on “Family Of Eric Garner To Sue City, NYPD For $75M

  1. The police make war on civilians it seems time to fight back, The City of Miami police street executed 7 black young men in different incidents in the span of several months under the most questionable circumstances. The incidents are still being “investigated” (allegedly). Its been 3 years. I’ve had a choke hold put on me with a billy club and they almost crushed my larynx then bounced me off the wall. I was under arrest for some stupid thing I did but they decided I was “too mouthy” . I am from Staten Island(1949).

    • Well it is nice to meet you. I am certainly glad you were not killed. There is a darkness over the world these days and it is causing a lack of kindness, compassion and love for our fellow human beings. Peace must reign and so we have to change ourselves and our communities to have peace. Hugs, Barbara

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