The family of a man that died following an interaction with police is planning to file a lawsuit against the city of New York and the New York police department, according to the Huffington Post. 43-year-old Eric Garner was arrested in July for illegally selling cigarettes; one of the officers present put Garner in a chokehold and pushed his head into the ground. He suffered a heart attack and died minutes later. His death was ruled a homicide, and a leaked video revealed the actions of the officers involved. Still, those officers have remained on the force. His family is now seeking $75 million in their lawsuit.
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