Eric Garners Family Awarded $4M In Wrongful Death Suit
A Staten Island judge has awarded Eric Garner‘s family $4 million in their wrongful death suit against the city.
The settlement comes 3 years after Garner was choked the death by police for selling loosies.
Via NY Post:
The judge is still weighing how much to award in attorneys fees, according to attorney Lorraine Coyle who represents Garner’s 3-year-old daughter, Legacy Jayleen Garner-Miller.
Garner’s youngest child and his widow, Esaw Snipes, will received the largest shares, according to family attorney Jonathan Moore.
Snipes will receive around $1.4 million while Garner-Miller will get close to $1.3 million, according to Moore.
“I’m very happy that Legacy is going to be getting an increase in funds from what was originally proposed,” Coyle said, adding that the original amount was under $1 million.
Garner’s other daughters– Erica and Emerald Snipes– will each be paid $163,600. Their older brother Eric will get $204,00 and their younger brother Emery, who is a minor, will receive $482,000.
Finally Garner’s mom Gwen Carr, who is overseeing her late son’s estate, will get $82,0000.
The money will be paid out over the next 90 days in the form of annuities or annual installments, Coyle told The Post.
You know the routine…cops get away with murder and the family gets a check.