Internationally distributed cell phone video of a police fatal encounter in July 2014 shows Eric Garner, an African-American man, being held on the ground by the NYPD in an apparent choke-hold.
Although police officers ere not charged with a crime, taxpayers were charged plenty.

NYPD union head on the city's 'obscene' Eric Garner settlement http://nyp.st/1Jf0u94

Family of Eric Garner to accept record $5.9M settlement http://nydn.us/1LcLjBs

Union head blasts city's $5.9M settlement in Eric Garner case http://nyp.st/1UVZ8ZP

Eric Garner Case Is Settled by New York City for $5.9 Million http://nyti.ms/1L3sa6I

Eric Garner family seeks charges after $5.9M settlement

Hamill: Eric Garner's death still haunts his neighborhood http://nydn.us/1UW9FEe

NYC official: City settles with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million http://cnn.it/1K4RFBu

TV Video https://youtu.be/HoLs0V8T5AA