NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Erica Garner, Eric Garner's daughter, attends a press conference held with her familiy members and the Reverand Al Sharpton calling for further justice and legal action against the police officers responsible in the death of Eric Garner on July 14, 2015 in New York City. Garner died in July, 2014 when police subdued him with a chokehold under suspicion of selling loose cigarettes.

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Garner’s three-year-old child and widow will receive the bulk of the settlement

Paula Rogo
Aug, 07, 2017

New York City has agreed to pay the family of Eric Garner $4 million, following a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement that was approved in July 2015.

The news comes almost a month after the three year anniversary of Garner’s death. The city opted to settle a pre-trial claim filed by the Garner estate in October 2014 for damages related to his choking death by officer Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island. A grand jury chose not to indict Pantaleo.

According to lawyers involved in the case, Garner's 3-year-old child Legacy Jayleen Garner-Miller, as well as his widow, Esaw Snipes, will reportedly receive the largest shares of the settlement with $1.3 million and $1.4 million respectively. His other daughters Erica and Emerald Snipes will each reportedly receive $163,600. Their older brother, Eric, and younger minor brother Emery, will receive $204,00 and $482,000 each

 Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, is set to receive $82,000.

“I'm very happy that Legacy is going to be getting an increase in funds from what was originally proposed,” said attorney Lorraine Coyle, who represents the three-year-old daughter. Apparently, the initial offer was less than $1 million.

At this point, the Staten Island judge is still weighing how much to award in attorneys fees, according to Coyle.