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In this July 8, 2015 photo, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, right, joins women whose families members were killed by police officers after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police. New York City reached a settlement Monday, July 13 with the family of Garner for about $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody. (Seth Wenig/AP)
In this July 8, 2015 photo, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, right, joins women whose families members were killed by police officers after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police. New York City reached a settlement Monday, July 13 with the family of Garner for about $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody. (Seth Wenig/AP)
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The relatives of an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a white police officer's chokehold say they don't see a $5.9 million settlement with New York City as a victory.

Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said Tuesday that "the victory will come when we get justice."

The family is pressing for federal civil rights charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo after a state grand jury declined to indict him. Federal authorities are investigating.

One of Garner's children, Emerald Snipes, says, "Justice is when somebody is held accountable for what they do."

The settlement was announced Monday, almost a year after the 43-year-old Garner's death.

Garner was heard gasping "I can't breathe!" 11 times on a bystander's video of the encounter.

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This segment aired on July 14, 2015.

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