You Won't Believe How Much New York City Paid For This

  • 07/15/2015 01:48 PM
  • Source: Fox News
  • by: Fox News Online
The $5.9 million settlement against the officer accused of killing Eric Garner was condemned Monday by of a top police union official for being obscene and politically motivated.

The record-high settlement was charged against Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who allegedly choked Garner, a black man, to death in 2014. Garner was heard shouting that he couldn’t breathe as he was wrestled to the ground. The incident made national headlines and sparked a debate on police using excessive force and institutional racism. At the time Pantaleo caught Garner selling untaxed cigarettes.

The city will be responsible for paying the huge settlement. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called it shameful.

“Where is the justice for New York taxpayers?” Mullins told New York Post. “Where is the consistency in the civil system?”
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