Candles are seen at the memorial of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York in a July 21, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/files
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The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death.The city medical examiner found that the police chokehold contributed to Garner's death.Sharpton said the settlement to the family was deserved but didn't resolve the larger questions around policing and minorities.The city has reached settlements in other high-profile cases involving deaths of black men at the hands of police officers. In 2004, the city agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Amadou Diallo, a West African immigrant who was shot by four police officers in 1999 .
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