New York City will begin to payout a $4 Million settlement to the family of the late Eric Garner, who was tragically killed by police. The lawyers involved in the case recently stated that the payments will begin soon, according to the New York Post.
Garner’s widow Esaw Snipes will get $1.4 Million, and his 3-year-old daughter, Legacy Jayleen Garner-Miller, will receive about $1.3 Million, which is was increased from initial expectations for the young girl’s reparations.
Lorraine Coyle, the representative for Garner-Miller said, “I’m very happy that Legacy is going to be getting an increase in funds from that was originally proposed… The big issue is what the attorney’s fees are.”
Erica and Emerald Snipes, Garner’s daughters, are expected to receive $163,600, while their older brother Eric will receive $204,000, and the youngest brother Emery, who is a minor, will receive $482,000.
The sociopolitical impact of Garner’s case was reinforced by Scott M. Stringer, a New York City Comptroller, who said in a statement, “We are all familiar with the events that lead to the death of Eric Garner and the extraordinary impact his passing has had on our city and our nation. It forced us to examine the state of race relations, and the relationship between our police force and the people they serve… I believe that we have reached an agreement that acknowledges the tragic nature of Mr. Garner’s death while balancing my office’s fiscal responsibility to the city.”