Activists continue to fight for a federal hearing of Eric Garner’s death despite a $5.9 million settlement issued to Garner’s family on Tuesday.
The settlement came four days before the one-year anniversary of Garner’s death, which was caused by a deadly chokehold by a New York police officer.
The money will not end the Garners’ fight for justice, Reverend Al Sharpton said. “We will not end it until we have changed how policing goes. There needs to be structural change,” he said at a news conference on Tuesday.
The families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner will host a protest on Saturday outside the New York City district attorney building in Brooklyn. They hope to open a federal case against the officers responsible for Garner’s death.